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Accused Remanded In Custody

A 34-year-old man appeared in the Ba Magistrates Court on Monday for allegedly burning his wife. The accused, Ventesh Permal, appeared before Magistrate Mosese Naivalu charged with one count of
15 Apr 2015 07:59
Accused Remanded In Custody

A 34-year-old man appeared in the Ba Magistrates Court on Monday for allegedly burning his wife.

The accused, Ventesh Permal, appeared before Magistrate Mosese Naivalu charged with one count of criminal intimidation.

The court was told Permal set his wife alight by pouring flammable liquid on the vicitim, Sheeral Kumar of Naikabula, inside the Bargain Box Variety store in Vitogo Parade, Lautoka, on April 4 at 1.49pm. Permal suffered 16 per cent second degree burns.

Ms Kumar, 26, suffered 10 per cent degree burns and is still admitted at the Lautoka Hospital.

Magistrate Naivalu has remanded the accused in custody until April 20 when the matter will be called at the Lautoka Magistrates Court.

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