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Family Of 5 Charged With Murder Remanded Amid Tension In Area

The family of five, a couple and their three children, appeared before Magistrate Nirosha Kannangara charged with one count each of murder.
23 Sep 2021 12:40
Family Of 5 Charged With Murder Remanded Amid Tension In Area
Accused Ron Lal with his father Sundar Lal at the Nadi Magistrates Court on September 22, 2021. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Family and friends of deceased, Ereni Abbas Ali, crowded outside the Nadi Magistrate Court yesterday afternoon to be present where a family of five accused of his alleged murder appeared.

More Police officers had to escort the five accused to the courtroom and out of the court as slurs were heard.

The family of five, a couple and their three children, appeared before Magistrate Nirosha Kannangara charged with one count each of murder.

The accused are; Rusiate James Lal, 33, Ron Tuivuna Lal, 32, and Ronald Simon Lal, 35.

They were represented by Mun Sami Chetty and Jasveel Singh of Chetty Law and Associates.

Their parents, also accused, Sundar Lal, 56 and Baleiwai Lal, 56 were represented by Ravnit Charan of Ravnit Charan Lawyers.

The court heard that on September 19, the accused allegedly to have caused the death of Ereni Abbas Ali in Navakai, Nadi.

Police prosecutor Inspector Parmesh Chand objected to bail because of the tension in the area and the for safety interest of the accused.

Both the defence lawyers made bail applications respectively.

Magistrate Kanangara told the court that the matter was an indictable and the accused would likely not appear in court on their next date, which was transferred to the Lautoka High Court.

They were all remanded at the Natabua Correction Facility.

The case will be called for mention on October 6.

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