Prayer Items Near Four Bodies: Witness

Mr Khan asked whether the evidence of Isoof allegedly confessing that he was having an affair with
02 Jan 2022 14:22
Prayer Items Near Four Bodies: Witness
Nausori-Highlands-murder-accused-Muhammad-Isoof-with-his-lawyer-Iqbal-Khan-outside-the-High-Court-in-Lautoka-on-December-24-2021. Photo: Ashna Kumar

Witness tells the court that prayer items found at Nau­sori Highlands were about eight metres drop from the cliff where the four bodies were discov­ered.

This was testified by the prosecu­tion’s 39th witness Police Detective Inspector Sakiusa Jitoko, in the trial of Muhammed Raheesh Isoof facing five counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.

The trial is presided by High Court Judge Justice Thushara Rajasin­ghe.

The Charges:

Muhammed Raheesh Isoof denies murder charges. It is alleged that Isoof murdered Nirmal Kumar, 63, his wife Usha Devi, 54, their daughter Nileshni Kajal, 34, and Ms Kajal’s daughters Sanah Singh, 11, Samarah Singh, 8 at Nausori High­lands in August, 2019.

He also denies one count of at­tempted murder of Samaira Kumar who was found abandoned near the bodies of five deceased persons at Nausori Highlands.


The prosecutors are Semi Babitu, Taitusi Tuenuku, and Prenika Lata from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The defence counsel is Iqbal Khan from Iqbal Khan and Associates.

Trial Day 9 continued.

Prosecution Witness 37: Detective Corporal Semi Vuniwai


Mr Khan questioned the witness whether he had made any notes an­ywhere of the conversation he had with Isoof.

Detective Corporal Vuniwai said he did in his notebook.

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