August 18, 2016 3:07 pm

DPP files nolle prosequi in rape charge against bus driver

A bus driver appeared before the Suva High Court this morning for raping a 16-year-old girl student on various occasions in his bus between May and July, this year. The matter was called  before Justice Vinsent Perera. Parmendra Maharaj was charged with eleven counts of oral rape of a 16-year-old student on various occasions in […]

A bus driver appeared before the Suva High Court this morning for raping a 16-year-old girl student on various occasions in his bus between May and July, this year.

The matter was called  before Justice Vinsent Perera.

Parmendra Maharaj was charged with eleven counts of oral rape of a 16-year-old student on various occasions in his bus between May and July 2016.

After a review of the case, it was concluded that the evidence of the complainant did not satisfy the test of a reasonable prospect of conviction and the matter was withdrawn by way of filing a Nolle Prosequi (discontinuance).

The accused was then discharged by the Court.