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Man who allegedly used a chainsaw injuring his sister-in-law heads to trial

February 22, 2019 7:01 am

A man who is alleged to have caused injuries to his sister-in-law using a chainsaw is expected to go on trial in two months’ time.

Ramesh Chand of Seaqaqa pleaded not guilty to causing grievous harm to the complainant last year.

He maintained the incident was unintentional, claiming the woman walked into the running chainsaw.

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However, State prosecutors say otherwise and that Chand allegedly lifted the chainsaw and placed it on the woman which she suffered injuries as a result.

High Court Judge Justice Daniel Goundar heard in court yesterday, there has been an ongoing dispute between the two families.

The court was told that on the day of the offending, Chand had sought security protection from Seaqaqa Police prior to using the chainsaw to cut wood on his piece of land.

This was however not provided and a confrontation between Chand and the complainant allegedly led to the incident.

The trial will be held on the 23rd and 24th of April.

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