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Suspect pleads not guilty

Shalveen Chand
Saturday, June 07, 2014

A MAN pleaded not guilty to setting a house on fire in Vatuwaqa which led to the death of a teenager.

Shammi Kapoor denied the charges of arson, damaging property and manslaughter.

For the charge of arson, Mr Kapoor allegedly set the house of a Salesh Kumar on fire in Wailea, Vatuwaqa, and also damaged a car belonging to the same person.

In regards to the manslaughter charge, Mr Kapoor is alleged to have been reckless when he set the house on fire, leading to the death of Sanesh Kumar on February 16 this year.

The charges were put to Mr Kapoor in the Hindi language.

State prosecutor Lisiate Fotofili said they were relying on an alleged confession of the accused, the medical reports, National Fire Authority report and witness testimony to prove the charges.

On the issue of bail, Justice Salesi Temo said bail application for the accused was denied.

Mr Kapoor has been in remand since his arrest in February. The case will be called on August 1 to deal with pre-trial matters.





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