NATION

Naria Murder Case Moved To High Court

A 36-year-old man of Naria, Rakiraki, appeared at the Tavua Magistrates Court yesterday on a murder charge. The accused, Maloni Moceyawa, appeared before Magistrate Samuela Qica in a special court
13 Sep 2015 16:33
Naria Murder Case Moved To High Court
Naria murder accused Maloni Moceyawa being escorted to the Tavua Magistrates Court yesterday. Photo: Prashal Kumar

A 36-year-old man of Naria, Rakiraki, appeared at the Tavua Magistrates Court yesterday on a murder charge.

The accused, Maloni Moceyawa, appeared before Magistrate Samuela Qica in a special court sitting charged with one count of murder and one count of intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

The court heard that last Wednesday afternoon, the accused had allegedly attacked and killed Simran Singh with a cane knife. She was a Year 10 student of Penang High School, who was on her way home.

The accused also allegedly attacked and injured Simran’s father, Jainendra Singh, who tried to intervene. He then allegedly fled the scene.

Mr Singh is recovering at the Tavua Hospital.

Police prosecutor Corporal Nitesh Kumar objected to bail on the grounds that the offence was a serious one and it was of public interest.

The accused also told the court his intention to seek Legal Aid.

Magistrate Qica has remanded the accused in Police custody.

He will reappear on September 28 at the High Court in Lautoka.

 

Feedback: luke.nacei@fijisun.com.fj

 




Fiji Sun Instagram
Fiji Plus
Subscribe-to-Newspaper