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Yoshini Perumal
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7 May 2019
8:54 am

Man accused of murdering hearing-impaired karate instructor gets bail

Yoshini Perumal

The victim was allegedly hit with a bar table and kicked in the stomach during a brutal assault at Hotel Savera in KZN.

The late Dheenadayalan Reddy.

The 25-year-old man who was arrested and charged for the murder of hearing-impaired karate instructor Dheena Reddy was granted bail after he appeared in the Chatsworth Magistrate’s Court on Monday, reports Rising Sun Chatsworth.

Gershom Levi Perumal was arrested on April 18 and initially remanded in police custody.

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His formal bail application was held last Tuesday and postponed to Monday.

The karate instructor at Shotokan Karate International South Africa, fondly known as Dheena or Selvan, was socialising with friends at the hotel when an alleged argument broke out.

Reddy, who was hearing-impaired, was allegedly hit with a bar table and kicked in the stomach during the assault at Hotel Savera.

He was hospitalised and was in a critical condition since the incident on March 2. He succumbed to his injuries on April 16.

Perumal will reappear in court on June 19.

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