Mauritius court jails two men for killing Scottish woman

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Two men have been jailed after they were found guilty of murdering a Scottish woman in Mauritius.

The two men killed the woman in July 2017 during a robbery at her home.
The Scottish woman, Janice Farman, was killed in front of her 10-year-old son.

Mrs Farman had been working in the small Indian Ocean country since 2004 as a director of a data services group.

Kamlesh Mansing, 27, and Anish Soneea, 20, were jailed for 33 and 23 years respectively by a judge in the capital, Port Louis.

Mrs Farman was reported to have died of asphyxiation after the attack by masked robbers on 6 July 2017.

In her ruling, judge Veronique Kwok Yin Siong Yen condemned the murder of the Scot.
She said it had cost Ms Farman her life and that her son would have to “carry the dreadful memories of the horrendous night throughout his life”.

A third suspect, Ravish Rao Fakhoo, is claiming a reduction in his charge and will face a separate trial.

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