I'm sure I don't need to link to her murder and consequent media war.
I'm glad they've found the two men who have confessed.
And ever since the story broke, I've been wondering, what the fuck were the two adults thinking, leaving a fifteen year-old behind with a young, single man in Goa? Or anywhere, for that matter. Call me conservative, but it's not something I understand. nowhere in the world and by that I mean nowhere, would I be comfortable with that.
Letting your fifteen year old go for a night out on the town? Sure, so long as she carries a phone, you know who she's at least starting the night out with and you know (and she knows) when she'd better be back.
Letting her stay back in the hotel, hanging out with friends while you go off sightseeing for the day? OK, but I'd rather not really.
Letting her stay back in a party place with some young local while you're in a separate state???
And having said that, I will also say that no amount of public pillorying or even judicial punishment is necessary for a parent who loses a child thus. Who is told that her daughter had consumed cocaine, alcohol and E; was raped by two men on a public beach; and died lying there unconscious in the high tide. This is the sort of thing every parents lives in dread of hearing and once you've heard it, any other punishment is superfluous and redundant.