Irish Woman Found Dead At Goa Beach; Police Suspect Rape

The 25-year-old was found naked and in a pool of blood at a Canacona beach in Goa.

A 25-year-old Irish woman was found dead and naked at an isolated open place in South Goa, police said on Wednesday.

The tourist had arrived at Canacona sub-district from Arambol in North Goa.

Police suspect that the woman has been raped. Her body has been sent to the Goa Medical College near Panaji for a post mortem.

According to the police, the deceased had come with a friend and had participated in Holi celebrations, before being found dead on Tuesday.

"We are investigating people with whom she was playing Holi during a party here. Her friend has also given us some leads and we are questioning some suspects," a police officer familiar with the probe told IANS on condition of anonymity.

Sammy Tavares, Deputy Superintendent of Police The body was lying in a pool of blood without clothes and there were injuries to the head and face.

(The article was published in arrangement with IANS.)