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5 on trial for rape

Shalveen Chand
Friday, June 06, 2014

FIVE men accused of raping a young woman in Nasinu have challenged the admissions in the caution interview taken by the police.

The voir dire or the trial within a trial of the five men started on Tuesday and after the police have given evidence the accused are giving evidence on how the caution interview went.

The first accused in this case was working with the complainant. It is alleged that the young woman was invited to a party by the first accused where the woman was raped.

The trial was to have started on Monday but police officers required for the trial hadn't been briefed by the State prosecution.

An application to vacate the trial was also made by the defence counsel of the fourth accused. Akuila Naco told the court that the trial would not finish in the two weeks set aside because there were five accused.

The court had also noted that the judicial conference would take place next week as well therefore shortening the trial time even further.

Justice Prabaharan Kumararatnam said the court would sit until late on week days and also on Saturdays to ensure the trial is completed.








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