Teenager in court on murder charge

A 19-YEAR-old man charged with one count of murder has been remanded in custody by Magistrate Liyanage Wickramasekara.

Deepak Kumar is alleged to have driven a motor vehicle in a reckless manner causing the death of a seven-year-old girl last Saturday, July 21.

Magistrate Wickramasekara has transferred the matter to the High Court in Suva.

He has also refused Mr Kumar’s bail on the grounds that the alleged offence is serious in nature and that it is of public interest.

The matter has been adjourned to August 7 for first call in the High Court.

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