An Indian national who was found blameworthy of the murder of her previous lover’s fiancee in 2015 had her conviction suppressed by an Australian court today and will confront a retrial.
The New South Wales court of Criminal Appeal maintained Manisha Patel’s plea against the conviction and requested a retrial.
The then 32-year-old Manisha Patel was found blameworthy by a jury in July 2015 for professedly killing 28-year-old Purvi Joshi in 2013 in Sydney.
She was sentenced to a greatest term of 24 years in prison, with a non-parole time of 18 years.
Manisha Patel showed up in court by means of video-link from Silverwater Women’s Correctional Center.
Purvi Joshi had arrived in Australia from India and was planning to wed Niraj Dave, a kindred Indian national who had already been in relationship with Manisha Patel.