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Prosecution asks court to consider child killing more serious

September 24, 2018 4:59 am

A state lawyer today asked the Suva High court to consider child killing more aggravating than adult killing.

This is in relation to a case whereby a mother of four initially charged with murder of her new born baby was found guilty of the lesser charge and convicted of manslaughter.

On January 9, 2016, Sangeeta Devi gave birth to a baby at their home in Khalsa Road.

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The court heard that she wrapped the baby using a bedsheet and then placed the newborn in the bath¬room.

The newborn died from suffocation.

During her sentencing hearing this afternoon the Defence asked for a suspended sentence considering that Devi has four children aged seven, eight, 12 and 13 years.

However, Prosecution asked for eight years and to consider the offence more serious.

Devi will be sentenced this Thursday.

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