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'Make a decision'

Shalveen Chand
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

THE State prosecution has been told to make a decision on whether it will still pursue a trial after informing the court the complainant in a rape case has died.

Aman Chand was charged with rape.

Last week the prosecution confirmed the death of the complainant to the court and said they still wished to proceed to trial.

The court was told the prosecution would rely on the confession in the caution interview.

The defence counsel said there was the issue of cross examination and that the accused had not admitted to rape in the caution interview.

The court was told the death of the complainant would mean the expert evidence given in court would not be corroborated and it would be hearsay.

Justice Prabaharan Kumararatnam said the prosecution should take more time and consider their approach.

"Your star witness is no longer here, you have to make a decision," he said.





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