Shrien Dewani’s ‘bruised mental state’ sees improvement

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 21:50

London: Brit-Indian businessman Shrien Dewani, who is wanted in South Africa for the honeymoon murder of his wife Anni, is set to apply for being treated in an open NHS rehabilitation ward after his mental health showed signs of improvement.

Dr Paul Cantrell, the psychiatrist treating Shrien Dewani, would "wish to see" a relaxation in his bail conditions to help in his treatment and ensure his continued recovery, a UK court was told.

The 32-year-old is currently being held at Fromeside Clinic, a secure mental health hospital in Bristol, where he is subject to a curfew and must be accompanied by staff when he leaves, the Daily Star reports.

According to the report, Dewani, who is accused of arranging the contract killing of his wife Anni in Cape Town in November 2010, is receiving treatment after being sectioned and deemed a suicide risk.

He has previously pledged to clear his name.

The case was adjourned for a further hearing on October 2.

An application to vary his bail conditions may be heard on October 12, the paper said.

Dewani``s 28-year-old wife, who was from Sweden, was shot when a taxi the couple were travelling in was hijacked in the Gugulethu township on the outskirts of Cape Town. In March, the High Court temporarily halted Dewani``s extradition because of his poor mental health, it added.

ANI



First Published: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 21:50

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