Ex-husband jailed for murder
Innocent bystanders who tried to save a woman from a frenzied street stabbing have spoken about their guilt and helplessness at being unable to save her life. Three people stopped to try and help Keshni Naicker, 28, who was being attacked by her knife-wielding exhusband in Christchurch on September 15. They saw Shiu Prasad, a 52-year-old diesel mechanic, chasing his petrified and bleeding former wife down Ilam Rd before she tripped and fell and he repeatedly plunged a large knife into her, ultimately killing her. The scene continues to haunt the traumatised witnesses who struggle to sleep at night and wish they could've done more to help. Prasad was yesterday sentenced to life imprisonment with minimum non-parole period of 13 years at the High Court in Christchurch. The court heard how he had married Naicker in 2013 but became enraged after she left him earlier this year.