Bail ex­tended for Shahista Devi

She is charged with at­tempt­ing to mur­der her 4-year-old son and in­tim­i­dat­ing her mother-in-law

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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

Photo: Ron­ald Ku­mar

Shahista She­wani Devi out­side the High Court in Suva yes­ter­day.

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