Police officer acquitted of murder charge

2018-05-24 06:01

A police officer who was accused of killing his girlfriend in 2013 was acquitted of all charges at the Verulam Regional Court on March 12.

Warrant officer Krishna Soobramoney was accused of shooting and killing his police officer girlfriend Captain Brenda Saligram at her house in Verulam in 2013.

The matter was brought to the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) for investigation.

Spokesperson for IPID Moses Dlamini said that the matter was finalised in the Verulam Regional Court.

“The accused was found not guilty and acquitted.

“The attorney of the family appealed the matter because they had a problem with the magistrate and there were issues raised during the trial.

“The director of public prosecutions also had the same concerns. This office is awaiting the outcome of the appeal,” Dlamini said.

The sister of the deceased Monica Singh said that the family will appeal the judgment handed down at the Verulam Regional Court.

“We have hired a new attorney to look into this matter.

We will appeal the decision taken by the Verulam court,” Singh said.

When contacted for comment Soobramoney said that he preferred not to comment at this time.

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