The victim, who was in her 20s, was reportedly discovered in the popular tourist Canacona area in the south of the Indian
It is believed she had been visiting the Holi Fesival before being attacked. Local media said her body was unclothed and she had marks on her head and face.
A number of people have been questioned and one man was arrested.
A post-mortem examination is to be carried out which will reportedly determine if sexual assault charges are put to the suspect.
The Department of Foreign Affairs
in Dublin confirmed it was talking to its embassy in India about the reports.
‘Ireland’s Embassy in New Delhi is in contact with Indian authorities in relation to reports of an incident involving an Irish
citizen,’ a spokesman said.
‘The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade stands ready to provide consular assistance.’
In 2008, British teenager Scarlett Keeling was found dead on Goa’s popular Anjuna beach.
The 15-year-old drowned after allegedly being plied with drugs.
Two men, Samson D’Souza and Placido Carvalho, were cleared of raping and killing her by an Indian court last year.
Writer: Richard Hartley-Parkinson for Metro.co.uk