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Mother Collapses While Giving Evidence

Shailendra Sami, who allegedly murdered his elder brother on April 16, 2015, at Saweni Beach Road, Lautoka, appeared before Justice Rangajeeva Wimalasena.
06 Mar 2019 10:00
Mother Collapses While Giving Evidence
Shailendra Sami.

A woman collapsed while giving evidence in the High Court in Lautoka yesterday in a case in which one of her sons is charged with killing another son.

Shailendra Sami, who allegedly murdered his elder brother on April 16, 2015, at Saweni Beach Road, Lautoka, appeared before Justice Rangajeeva Wimalasena.

His mother was taken to Lautoka Hospital, where she is recovering.

Before she collapsed, Sami’s mother told the court both her sons were at home on the day when she went to her neighbour’s house to watch a television series.

Later the accused came and called his mother to come home because his elder brother was lying on the floor, injured. When the mother saw the son lying on the floor with blood around him, she collapsed.

She said when she regained her consciousness the accused told her that he had killed his brother and she told someone to call the Police.

Meanwhile, the first witness who gave evidence in court was a doctor who examined the deceased.

The doctor confirmed that the injury had to take some force to cause because the windpipe and a vein that brings blood from the heart was cut.

The two wounds caused excessive loss of blood, which caused the death of the brother.

The trial continues today.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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