Nurse's death: Over 100 pieces of evidence submitted against Lamha

The prosecution has presented more than 100 pieces of evidence against Haleemath Lamha, who has been charged as an accomplice in the murder of Filipino nurse Mary Grace.

The police began investigating the IGMH nurse Mary Grace's death on October 19 last year, when her husband Marvin reported her death to the police as a suicide. The police arrested Marvin the following day and later arrested Marvin's lover and colleague, Haleemath Lamha, on December 16. Lamha, who still remains in custody, has been charged with conspiring to murder, taking unauthorized control over another person's property, and carrying out unauthorized activities.

Lamha has pleaded not guilty to all three charges. Therefore, the evidence submitted by the prosecution to prove these charges were disclosed during a hearing held Thursday.

The prosecution has submitted 110 pieces of evidence to prove the charge of accomplice to murder. Of these, 74 are oral witnesses. Eighteen pieces of evidence were submitted to prove the remaining charges, including 11 oral witnesses.

As the prosecution has submitted the reasons for presenting the evidence in writing, it was not explained during Thursday's hearing.

Lamha has also submitted 11 defense witnesses. This includes two people who live in her own home to prove that she always brought Marvin and Mary's child to her home to watch the child. Police officers, IGMH staff, and two doctors who prepared Mary's autopsy report are also among the defense witnesses.

Lamha hopes to prove that the medications found in Lamha's home are not only used at IGMH and are not only imported by STO. The defense has said it wishes to clarify how the police searched Lamha's home and how the items found in her home were sealed.

Defense lawyer Abdulla Shaairu said he had requested customs records to prove that STO was not the only importer of the drugs found in Lama's home. They have also requested information to verify that medicines of the same batch number are available in private hospital ADK and private clinics.

The prosecution had earlier said that they confirmed the medications found in Lamha's home were IGMH property through examining STO's documents. The prosecution said batch numbers of the medicines found in Lamha's home match the batch numbers of medication sold to IGMH. The fact that the medicines were stolen from IGMH is proven by the fact that Lamha did not obtain any permission from IGMH. The prosecution said that a letter from the hospital director confirms this.

At Thursday's hearing, Judge Hussain Faiz Rashad gave Lamha the opportunity to submit evidence in writing before the 26th of this month.