Crime

Psychiatric Evaluation Sought For Man Who Allegedly Stabbed Cop

Corporal Mani was on duty when the suspect allegedly entered the station and stabbed the officer on the back of his head and his back with a small kitchen knife.
09 Jul 2019 13:26
Psychiatric Evaluation Sought For Man Who Allegedly Stabbed Cop
Corporal Manoj Mani.

A 36-year-old man, who allegedly stabbed a Police officer inside the Nakasi Police Station on the night of June 26, has been remanded in custody by the High Court in Suva.

Veramu Dikidikilati appeared before Justice Thushara Rajasinghe yesterday.

He is charged with one count of act with intent to cause grievous harm.

The Police officer, Corporal Manoj Mani sustained serious injuries after he was allegedly stabbed.

Corporal Mani was on duty when the suspect allegedly entered the station and stabbed the officer on the back of his head and his back with a small kitchen knife.

The prosecutor from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Eoghan Samisoni, told the court that the accused’s 2013 report stated that Dikidikilati was a Saint Giles Hospital patient at that time.

Mr Samisoni also requested for time to file information and disclosures in the matter.

Defence lawyer from the Legal Aid Commission Namrata Mishra told the court that the accused’s family had stated he was a St Giles Hospital patient and needed his medications.

The matter was adjourned to July 30 for mention to check on the status of Dikidikilati’s medical condition.

Edited by Percy Kean

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