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Man jailed for manslaughter

May 7, 2018 12:08 am

A 25-year-old man has been sentenced to three years imprisonment by the Lautoka High Court.

Ronald Singh has been convicted of manslaughter.

The court heard that on May 11th, 2013 at Korolevu, Sigatoka while working as a plumber at the Warwick Hotel, Singh punched Manasa Nawakula on his chin after the victim was bothering one of his friends.

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Singh was drunk and so was the victim. He then left Nawakula on the flower bed and told the security guards not to help Nawakula.

High Court Judge, Justice Aruna Aluthge said that punching the deceased below the chin, resulting in his death is considered serious and should attract an immediate custodial sentence.

Justice Aluthge said that Singh did not attempt to take the deceased to the hospital when he was lying unconscious with serious injuries.

The Judge considered the mitigating factors that Singh is 25-years-old, single, unemployed and now residing in the village.

Singh has a non-parole period of two years.

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