After the arrest of Christopher Jonathan Magdeleine, 36 years old, in the afternoon of Thursday, April 27, who confessed to being the author of the fatal attack on Sri Balkrishna Luchmaya, a 90-year-old shopkeeper, the Major Crime Investigation Team (MCIT), which had arrested a first suspect in this case in the afternoon of Wednesday, April 26, presented this 28-year-old suspect, a resident of the village of Camp Diable, once again before the Port-Louis court. MCIT requested that the provisional charge of murder against the man be dropped. Thus, this southerner was able to return to his home without any conditions.
The man, who is known to the police, was seen on surveillance camera footage walking with a flashlight along rue Brabant, Port-Louis at approximately 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, the time the nonagenarian was found dead in his dry goods store. Since his arrest he has denied being the alleged murderer of Sri Balkrishna Luchmaya.
This Saturday morning, April 29, Christopher Magdeleine was examined by Dr. Sudesh Kumar Gungadin, head of the forensic department of the police. He is scheduled to participate in a reenactment next week.