Singh failed to show up in court yesterday, when the matter was expected to begin in the San Fernando First Magistrates’ Court. At 10.34 a.m. he was still not in court.
It was then that Deputy Chief Magistrate Wellington took out the warrant with the order that Singh, of San Fernando, not be granted bail when arrested.
Panday said “You have a foolish man before you… It was an act of foolishness on his part”
However Magistrate Wellington reminded them that the charge was attempted murder. He said he was unwilling to recalling at this stage, and the warrant would have to be executed on Singh.
Last month, six witnesses were ready to give evidence in the case against Singh but the matter was adjourned by another magistrate to yesterday’s (Thursday’s) date.
Singh’s 28 year old wife was burnt on the face, neck, chest and hands after she was doused with a flammable liquid and set alight.
Her two children witnessed the incident, which happened following an altercation at her home in March 2012.