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Lawyer Advised To File Response For Bail

The lawyer for the 35-year-old woman who is alleged to have killed her four-year-old daughter on May 6, 2018, was advised yesterday to file their re­sponse to the State’s bail
16 Jun 2018 10:00
Lawyer Advised To File Response For Bail
Rozleen Razia Khan is being escorted by a Police Constable outside the Suva Court. Photo: Fonua Talei

The lawyer for the 35-year-old woman who is alleged to have killed her four-year-old daughter on May 6, 2018, was advised yesterday to file their re­sponse to the State’s bail submissions by Tuesday, next week.

Legal Aid Com­mission lawyer Lice Manulevu appeared before Suva High Court judge Justice Vinsent Perera to represent her client Rozleen Razia Khan.

Khan is charged with one count of murder, where she al­legedly drove a car into the Rewa River, which led to her daughter’s death. The case was called before Justice Perera for bail hearing, however hearing was vacated to give par­ties time to file their submissions.

During the last court Appearance State lawyer Susana Se­rukai said they had had discussions about the safety of the accused’s two children in the event that she was bailed.

She also said they were yet to receive the accused’s psychi­atric report and a copy of the letter that she wrote to the Court to help them assess the accused’s bail application.

Ms Manulevu was told to furnish the same copies to the State. The accused had stated in her letter that she was de­pressed and wanted to commit suicide.

She also submitted that she wanted bail so that she could look after her two children. Her children are staying with their grandparents and the accused would be staying with her brother, about 15 minutes away from the children.

Her second proposed surety is her father and she would be supervised at all times by her sister-in-law whom she would be living with. She is currently remanded in custody.

Her case has been adjourned to June 22, 2018 for bail hear­ing.

Edited by Percy Kean

Feedback: fonua.talei@fijisun.com.fj

 



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