Mother of murdered Irish woman wants to face accused killer in India


The mother of an Irish woman raped and murdered in an Indian tourist resort said Saturday she wants to confront the alleged killer face-to-face at his trial which has just started. On the opening day Friday of the trial of tourist guide Vikat Bhagat, a witness told the court the face of Danielle McLaughlin had been mutilated with a bottle to impede identification. Vikat Bhagat Andrea Brannigan, mother of the 28-year-old who had been on holiday in Goa, was not present but said she would travel to India for future hearings. “I am very nervous for the trial and hope…

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