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Navosai Fire Accused 2 In Court

The High Court in Suva was yesterday informed that one of the accused charged in relation to the death of five people at a house fire in Navosai last month
27 Nov 2015 09:29
Navosai Fire Accused 2 In Court
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The High Court in Suva was yesterday informed that one of the accused charged in relation to the death of five people at a house fire in Navosai last month had still not been seen by doctors despite approval from the court.

Defence counsel, Jiten Reddy, who is defending first-accused, Binesh Prasad, 31, said his client had diabetes and his concern was his health.

Prasad and Mathew Gunua, 32, appeared before Justice Salesi Temo at the High Court in Suva yesterday.

They are each charged with a count of arson, five counts of murder, one count of act with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and one count of damaging property.

Justice Temo advised Mr Reddy to write to the Fiji Corrections Service to seek medical assistance for his client.

Justice Temo clarified this would strengthen his stand in court if they still would not medically examine the accused.

It is alleged that on October 15, the two allegedly, willfully, set fire (count 1) to a home in Narere, Navosai, which allegedly claimed the lives of five victims.

The five dead as a result of the alleged arson, were Jai Narayan, 54, (count 2) his granddaughter Prishika Devi, 10, (count 3) his daughter Uleshni Irene Lata, 28, (count 4) and a couple who were tenants; Imran Ali (count 5) and Faria Ali (count 6).

Prasad is the husband of deceased Uleshni Irene Lata.

It is also alleged that the two, on the same day, caused grievous bodily harm to Jotishma Neelam (count 7) with the intent to cause injury to her.

The two also allegedly, willfully damaged a taxi (count 8) of a Mohammed Khalil worth $8500.

The case has been adjourned to February 10 next year.

 

Feedback:  aqela.susu@fijisun.com.fj

 



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