Panaji: Fiona Mackeown, mother of slain British teenager Scarlet Eden Keeling, has cancelled her trip to Goa, where she is to depose in a court, due to disruption in flight services in the UK, her lawyer said on Thursday.
The volcano eruption in Iceland has hit aviation services in the UK.
"She had booked her ticket and went to the airport to board the flight for India. But since all the flights for the day were cancelled, she could not come to India," Fiona's lawyer Vikram Varma told PTI.
Some UK airports had been shut because of volcano ash drifting south from the erupting volcano in Iceland.
Fiona was expected to arrive tomorrow and depose before Goa Children's Court, which is hearing the case related to her daughter's death two years ago.
Scarlet was found dead on Anjuna beach on February 18, 2008. Police suspect she was raped and killed.
The CBI, which took over the probe from Goa police, has chargesheeted two locals - Samson D'Souza and Placido Carvalho.
The court, hearing the case three times a week, has recorded testimony of six witnesses, including five policemen.
CBI counsel S R Rivonkar was supposed to move an application to get Fiona testify on Friday.
Story first published:
April 15, 2010 19:25 IST