The Criminal Court has extended the remand of Haleemath Lamha, one of the two suspects arrested in connection to the death of IGMH nurse Mary Grace.
The Filipino nurse's death was reported to the police as suicide by her husband, Marvin, who also worked as a nurse at IGMH. The police started investigating the nurse's death on October 19 after flagging suspicions related to her death. Marvin was arrested the following day and remains in custody. On December 16, the police arrested Marvin's lover and co-worker, Haleemath Lamha.
The court first remanded 24-year-old Lamha in custody for 14 days on December 17, and later extended the remand by 15 days.
When presented in front of a judge on Sunday, the judge further extended the remand period by additional 10 days.
The police forwarded the case to the Prosecutor General's Office seeking charges against Marvin and Lamha. Lamha is suspected of conspiring to murder, hiding the death, conspiracy to commit a crime, requesting a crime, possessing resources used to commit the crime, and giving false information to an official authority.
Mary Grace's body was sent to India to conduct a post mortem, which ruled out suicide as a cause of death. The police said it is more likely that she was hit with an object or received an extensive injury at the hands of another person.