Murder trial deferred

2013-11-06 00:00

THE trial of Claudius Chetty, who is charged with the murder of FET College student Rashmika Janthielayal, was yesterday postponed to January 23 next year.

Chetty’s attorney Anand Pillay said the defence requires all relevant information, including the DNA evidence, before they can finalise consultations with Chetty. Chetty has not yet pleaded to the charge that he murdered Janthielayal, but indicated during his recent bail hearing that he intends to plead not guilty.

Chetty was denied bail.

The state maintains he stabbed Janthielayal 14 times at FET’s Northdale campus on June 3.

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