Car crushes boy: woman admits guilt

2010-09-22 00:00

A COPESVILLE woman, Nirmala Muniraj (42), pleaded guilty and was convicted yesterday of culpable homicide in connection with the death of five-year-old Roche Ramkalaway.

The boy was run over outside the Copesville police station on October 14 last year.

Roche, who was a grade R pupil at Orient Heights Primary, and his sister, Kanelen (8), had been dropped off by the vehicle that regularly took them to school when the accident happened.

It was alleged that the vehicle reversed over the boy when he went to the back to fetch his school bag.

His mother told The Witness after the accident that Roche suffered a fractured skull and his lungs collapsed.

Muniraj’s trial before magistrate Dieter Schultz was adjourned to November 2 after plea yesterday in order for a probation officer’s report to be compiled ahead of sentencing.

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