Murder suspect appears in court

2017-03-09 06:00
Captain Brenda Saligram died after she was allegedly shot by her policeman husband at her home inVerulam.Photo: SOURCED

Captain Brenda Saligram died after she was allegedly shot by her policeman husband at her home inVerulam.Photo: SOURCED

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THE Point police officer charged with the murder of his wife appeared in the Verulam Magistrate’s Court on February 24.

Warrant Officer Krishna Soobramoney was charged with the murder of Captain Brenda Saligram (42), who was stationed at Maydon Wharf police station in Durban. Saligram died of a gunshot wound to the head at their home in Verulam on August 28, 2013.

Soobramoney entered the dock and sat quietly, folding his hands as the state called in more witnesses.

Monica Singh, sister of the deceased, told the Weekly: “We are not fighting with the accused, we are rather fighting for justice for my sister. We knew that the couple had domestic issues.”

Singh said the family pursued the legal route, taking the case to the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) because they did not believe Soobramoney when he told them that Saligram committed suicide.

A state witness testifying in the matter also told the court that prior to the incident, the couple had domestic issues.

The case was adjourned until April to allow the state to recall another witness.


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