Jyothirmayee murder suspect detained for eight more weeks

May 16th, 2008 - 10:43 pm ICT by admin  

London, May 16 (IANS) The detention of an Indian man held on suspicion of murdering his roommate Samrajyo Jyothirmayee Vempala was extended by another eight weeks Friday at the request of his lawyer. Nagraj Kumar Nalluri, 24, was produced before the Birmingham magistrate’s court but made no request for bail.

At the request of his lawyer, the judge fixed the next date of hearing July 25.

The body of 23-year-old Jyothirmayee, who hailed from Andhra Pradesh, is expected to be taken to India next week by a family friend, Hari Gopal, official sources said.

The police, who were called to investigate a disturbance in a rented house in a Birmingham suburb May 6, found Jyothirmayee dead on arrival.

Two post-mortem examinations - one for the prosecution and the other for defence - have been conducted on the body, the first ruling she died of head injuries.

An inquest has been ordered into her death and is expected to be conducted early next week.

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