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 Bail Hearing Tomorrow For Woman Accused Of Murdering Daughter.

 Bail Hearing Tomorrow For Woman Accused Of Murdering Daughter.
 Rozleen Razia Khan is being escorted by a Police Constable outside the Suva Court. Photo: Fonua Talei
June 14
10:00 2018

 

Bail hearing for the 35-year-old woman who allegedly drove a car into the Rewa River on May 6, 2018 which led to the death of her four-year-old daughter will be conducted tomor­row.

Rozleen Razia Khan is charged with murder. She appeared before High Court judge Justice Vinsent Perera, represented by Legal Aid Commission lawyer Lice Manule­vu.

State lawyer Susana Serukai told the court they had had discussions about the safety of Khan’s two chil­dren in the event that she is bailed.

However, she said they had not received Khan’s psychiatric report and a copy of the letter, which the accused submitted to the court to help them assess Khan’s bail ap­plication.

In a letter, which Khan tendered in Court on Tuesday, stated that she was depressed and wanted to commit suicide.

Justice Perera also stated that Khan had mentioned in her appli­cation that she wanted bail so that she could look after her children.

Ms Serukai said the State was not objecting to her bail on the ground that a Domestic Violence Restrain­ing Order was issued to protect her children.

The court heard that Khan’s chil­dren would be staying with their grandparents while she would be staying with her brother about 15 minutes away from the children.

Her second proposed surety was her father.

Ms Manulevu said Khan would be supervised at all times by her sister-in-law whom she would be residing with.

Ms Serukai further submitted that Khan surrender all her travel documents to the court.

Khan’s lawyer also told Justice Perera that she had enquired with her if she wanted to undergo coun­selling since she was feeling de­pressed.

Justice Perera said there was a risk involved when an accused is charged with a serious offence, and whether they would appear in court to face the charges.

Both lawyers have been given un­til tomorrow to file and serve sub­missions regarding bail.

Khan has been further remanded in custody pending her bail hear­ing on June 15, 2018.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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