Bail extended for Shahista Devi
She is charged with attempting to murder her 4-year-old son and intimidating her mother-in-law
Awoman who allegedly attempted to kill her own child appeared at the High Court in Suva yesterday. Shahista Shewani Devi appeared before Justice Achala Wengapulli, who has extended her bail till the next court date. Devi is charged with one count of attempted murder and one count of criminal intimidation.
It is alleged that Devi attempted to murder her fouryearold son and threatened to kill her mother-in-law. Her Defence lawyer told the court that they would be clarifying issues with the State before the next date and they would not be challenging a voir dire. The court has been adjourned to June 20 to fix a trial date. Edited by Manasa Kalouniviti
Shahista Shewani Devi outside the High Court in Suva yesterday.