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Australia court adjourns toddler`s case till June 29

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 11:44

Melbourne, March 09: An Australian court here today
adjourned till June 29 the hearing of the case of Gursewak
Dhillon, accused in the death of toddler Gurshan Singh Channa,
with the prosecution seeking extra time to prepare evidence
against him.

23-year-old Dhillon, a part-time taxi driver, did not
apply for bail on a charge of manslaughter by criminal

Dhillon, wearing a white polo shirt, sat quietly in
the prisoners dock during the brief appearance at the
Melbourne Magistrates` Court.

He nodded when asked by Magistrate Jelena Popovic if
he understood the case was being adjourned and that he could
apply for bail at any time, local media reports said.

The hearing lasted less than a minute and was
adjourned until June 29 with the prosecution asking extra time
to prepare the brief of evidence against Dhillon.

Dhillon has been accused of placing the unconscious
child in the boot of his car and driving around for three
hours before disposing off the body in a field five days ago.

Meanwhile, police has said it wants to speak to a
woman who helped Dhillon when his car broke down on last
Thursday when the crime was committed.

"Homicide squad detectives want to find the woman who
is believed to have assisted Gursewak Dhillon somewhere in
northern suburbs between noon and 3pm last Thursday," the
Herald Sun reported.

Police said Dhillon was allegedly driving a vehicle in
the northern suburbs at the time when he ran out of fuel. The
woman is said to have helped the accused by driving him to a
service station.


First Published: Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 11:44
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