Prosecution finalizes facts for Padyachi’s case
February 20, 2019 12:27 pm
The State informed the Suva High court that they are finalizing agreed facts in relation to a man facing an attempted murder charge.
Rajiv Padyachi’s counsel was not present in court when the matter was called this morning.
A hearing date is expected to be fixed on the next court sitting.
Padyachi is alleged to have pushed his partner into the water and tried to drown her at Colo-I-Suva Park, Naitasiri in September last year.
When the accused saw her trying to swim to the banks, he allegedly jumped in and shoved her head deeper into the water while she struggled and gasped for air.
During the struggle, the victim allegedly scratched Padyachi’s face and was able to shout for help which was heard by a group of people who were trekking down the pool during their training.
In an earlier sitting the Court heard the two were in a relationship for nine months and the complainant had allegedly given him $78, 700.
The accused had agreed to pay on August 31st, however, failed to do so.
The matter will be recalled on April 3rd.