Eward Marie, a resident of Grand River South East (GRSE), will remain in police cell. During his appearance in court of Flacq on Thursday, June 9, after the tragedy occurred at GRSE where the lives of four people were lost yesterday, the police objected to his release on bail. His next court appearance is scheduled for Thursday, June 16.
The skipper is facing a provisional charge of manslaughter. The police also asked for a “prohibition order” to be issued against the inhabitant of GRSE. The latter can not leave the country without court order.
The accident took place around 5 PM. The canoe was returning from Ile Aux Cerfs and headed Deux Freres. It was carrying a dozen of police officers from the Eastern Division.
They were trying to save the baby when …
Moreover, until now, the exact circumstances of the tragedy are unknown. But, according to information gathered in the evening of Wednesday, the baby of seven months would have fallen from the boat. When the passengers tried to recover the baby the boat capsized.
The father of the infant, Nitesh Mungur a policeman from Poste La Fayette, was still missing last night. But his body was found around 9:40 AM this morning. He was buried under the mud after drowning. His wife and his eldest son who were on the same boat survived and were transported to the hospital.
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