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British backpacker gang raped and killed while on vacation in India

By Mason White 6:11 PM March 20, 2017
Vikat Bhagat and Danielle McLaughlin
Vikat Bhagat and Danielle McLaughlin
By: Tanya Clark

(Scroll down for video) A family is devastated that their daughter was brutally killed while she was on vacation in India.

28-year-old backpacker Danielle McLaughlin was found dead in an open field near a beach resort in Goa.

Police arrested 23-year-old Vikat Bhagat, after he was seen with McLaughlin a few times before her death.

He was charged with murder and with 20 counts of stealing valuables from tourists.

After hearing about the terrible injuries McLaughlin suffered, her family’s attorney Vikram Varma, said that the family believes McLaughlin was gang raped.

“Danielle was 5 feet 8 inches tall and she was really strong. This fellow Bhagat, does not look strong and muscular. I doubt he had the strength to overcome Danielle on his own,” Varma said.

McLaughlin was raped, her face was slashed with a broken beer bottle and she was strangled to death.

McLaughlin lived in Glasgow, before her family moved to Ireland.