Creche death: Case adjourned

2008-08-20 00:00

CHILD-carer Roshnee Hemraj (44), who faces charges arising from the accidental death of nine-month-old Saiyona Moonsamy at a crèche on July 29, is suffering from depression and needs time to be treated before she can stand trial.

Her attorney, Nersan Naicker, said this yesterday to magistrate Dieter Schultz, who adjourned the case until October 23. Naicker also said that he needs time to research comparable cases.

Hemraj, dressed in a black jacket and punjabi, sat hunched in the dock until the proceedings began and then stood silently.

She faces a charge of culpable homicide arising from the death of Saiyona, who was killed when Hemraj allegedly knocked her down with a car that she apparently thought to be in reverse gear, but which went forward instead. Ten other children were injured.

Hemraj also faces charges of wrongfully and unlawfully driving recklessly and negligently without reasonable consideration for others.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.