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Bail granted for mother who allegedly murdered her newborn

A 31‑year‑old woman charged with one count of murder appeared before Justice Shashikalum Perera in the Suva High Court today. Sangeeta Devi’s bail application was heard this morning. Justice Perera granted Devi’s bail application and her sureties are her to pay $2000. Justice Perera told Devi to report to the Nasinu police station every Friday between 6am-6pm […]

Staff Writers

May 18, 2016 2:45 pm

A 31‑year‑old woman charged with one count of murder appeared before Justice Shashikalum Perera in the Suva High Court today.

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Sangeeta Devi with a jacket covering her face walking out of the Suva High Court. (Salote Qalubau/Newswire)

Sangeeta Devi’s bail application was heard this morning.

Justice Perera granted Devi’s bail application and her sureties are her to pay $2000.

Justice Perera told Devi to report to the Nasinu police station every Friday between 6am-6pm beginning from the 20th of this month.

Justice Perera told Devi to also abide by the following requirements:

  • Offer residential address and is to reside at the said address,
  • not to change her residential address before the court hearing,
  • not to interfere with prosecution witnesses,
  • and should not apply for travel documents.

Defence lawyer asked for 14 days for the accused to give her plea.

Justice Perera adjourned the matter to the 1st of June 2016 for plea.

A 31‑year‑old woman charged with one count of murder appeared before Justice Shashikalum Perera in the Suva High Court today.

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Sangeeta Devi with a jacket covering her face walking out of the Suva High Court. (Allison Penjueli/Newswire)

Sangeeta Devi of Khalsa road in Suva had given birth to her child on the 6th of January this year, is alleged to have murdered her newborn child.

The defence lawyer informed the court that they had applied for bail on the 27th of April and added that the bail application was received by the DPP office on the 28th.

Defence lawyer informed the court Devi has four children at home who needed her.

Justice Perera adjourned the case to the 18th May for hearing and bail application to heard.

Devi has been further remanded in custody.

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