Man Charged with stab­bing Po­lice­man at Nakasi Sta­tion placed on re­mand

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A36-year-old man, who al­legedly stabbed a Po­lice of­fi­cer in­side the Nakasi Po­lice Sta­tion on the night of June 26, has been re­manded in cus­tody. Ver­amu Dikidik­i­lati ap­peared be­fore High Court Judge Jus­tice Thushara Ra­jas­inghe yes­ter­day. He is charged with one count of act with in­tent to cause griev­ous harm.

The Po­lice of­fi­cer, Cor­po­ral Manoj Mani, sus­tained se­ri­ous in­juries af­ter he was al­legedly stabbed. Cor­po­ral Mani was on duty when the sus­pect al­legedly en­tered the sta­tion and stabbed him on the back of his head and his back with a small kitchen knife. Pros­e­cu­tor from the Of­fice of the

Direc­tor of Pub­lic Prose­cu­tions Su­jata Lod­hia told the court that the State had li­aised with a doc­tor at the re­mand cen­tre and the doc­tor had con­firmed that the ac­cused was a un­der med­i­ca­tions.

She pre­sented a let­ter writ­ten by the doc­tor seek­ing an or­der for the ac­cused to be ex­am­ined by a doc­tor from the Saint Giles Hos­pi­tal.

Jus­tice Ra­jas­inghe said the re­mand au­thor­i­ties could take the re­mand pris­oner to the hos­pi­tal once they get an ap­proval from the com­mis­sioner.

He said the court had noth­ing to do with the re­mand pris­on­ers be­ing taken to the hos­pi­tals.

The mat­ter was ad­journed for men­tion to Au­gust 13.

Photo: Ashna Ku­mar

Ver­amu Dikidik­i­lati out­side High Court in Suva.

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