Avinash Treebhoowon and Sandip Moneea found NOT GUILTY of murdering Michaela Harte
Avinash Treebhoowon and Sandip Moneea, the two former employees of Legend Hotels have been acquitted. A unanimous judgment of the nine judges pronounced their verdict in favor of Treebhoowon and Moneea concerning the case of the Murder of the Irish honeymooner, Michaela Harte.
After 18 months in detention, Avinash Treebhoowon,31, and Sandip Moneea , 42 were set free tonight, Thurday, July, 12. Accused in the murder of the Irish Michaela Harte, who was found dead in her hotel room at Legends, January, 10. 2011, Avinash Treebhoowon, an inhabitant of Plaine-des-Rochees and Sandip Moneea who is from Petit-Raffray were extremely happy after their release. ‘It is a victory of the Truth’ they shouted.
Avinash Treebhoowon, former employee of Legends was considered as the main suspect in this case. After initially admitting that he killed the 28-year-old Irish teacher, he afterwards said that he was beaten by the officers of the Major Crimes Investigation Team (MCIT) in order to admit the crime.
‘I suffered a lot. I was beaten and treated like an animal’, the young man said after the verdict announced at 18:20.
Avinash Treebhoowon thanked his lawyers, Sanjeev Teelucdharry and Ravi Rutnah. He also said that he is very happy to be free and with his family after 18 months spent in hell.
Sandip Moneea was the first to make a press declaration after the verdict. ‘I thank my lawyer, Rama Valayden. It is god who sent ‘Lord Rama’ to defend me.
This case was followed worldwide and also tarnished the reputation of Mauritius a lot.
There is now a flood of comments on the Daily Mail website, Two hotel workers found NOT GUILTY of murdering a honeymoon bride in her hotel room in Mauritius, there are comments like boycott Mauritius, choose another destination etc.
Here are some of the comments taken from Daily Mail
Well, that’s Mauritius struck off my list of potential holiday destinations!
- Liz, Aberdeen, 12/7/2012 17:34
Exotic places seem exquisite. However, if you look from the locals point of view, anyone who can affort to go there must be rich pickings. Boycott it and go where people are not on the starvation line
- Doris, spain, 12/7/2012 17:34
Wait, so these 2 did not do it and apparently neither did the husband. Fine. So… who did and do they still work at the hotel??? Yikes. Whatever they choose to call the place, they are potentially employing a murderer!
- Caroline , Cape Town, South Africa, 12/7/2012 17:27
Reporting of this sick parody of a trial indicated that this would be the verdict. So, let us stand with our Irish neighbours on this. Boycott Mauritius as a holiday destination. Boycott Mauritian goods and services. They export sugar, do financial services, business process outsourcing and IT stuff. Let us send their economy into free-fall.
- Colonel Mortimer, Ubique, EUSSR, 12/7/2012 17:25
One thing is for sure, I will never visit Mauritius!
- UK Citizen, London, UK, 12/7/2012 19:05
Well Mauritius has just gone to the very bottom of my choice of holiday destinations.
- Craig, Kent, 12/7/2012 19:10