Assessors find mother guilty of murder, Judges Verdict on Tuesday
July 12, 2019 4:39 pm
Rozleen Razia Khan
Three Suva High court assessors have found Rozleen Razia Khan guilty of one count of murder.
The assessors returned with their opinion in the last hour following a lengthy summing up by Suva High court Judge Justice Vincent Perera.
On May 6th last year, thirty-five-year-old Khan allegedly drowned her four-year-old daughter after driving her car off the road near Kasavu, Nausori and then jumping into the Rewa River with the child tied to her.
Khan testified in court yesterday that she was in total control of the vehicle on the day of the incident.
On the other hand, she had also said that she did not know what she was doing because she was traumatized by her husband’s actions.
Khan said she was in an abusive relationship with her husband.
Rozleen Razia Khan revealed that she got married at the age of 16 and when she started working, she had an affair with an accountant because she was unhappy with her married life.
Khan testified that because of her relationship with another man, she and her husband argued on May 6th.
That was when her husband served her papers stating he wanted full custody of all three children.
Justice Perera will give his verdict on Tuesday.