Witness Fails To Show For Groves Trial

SRINAGAR: Another witness has failed to appear at the trial of the man accused of murdering Sarah Groves.

Today was Day 20 in the trial of Richard de Wit who denies murdering the young British-woman in Srinagar almost a year ago.

The scheduled witness was a taxi driver who took the accused away from Srinagar on the night Miss Groves died.

Kashmiri police have been instructed to find him and bring him to court.

The 24-year-old Guernsey woman was found dead on a houseboat she shared with a local family in Srinagar in April 2013.

Reports said the judges were "disappointed" nothing conclusive had been presented.

He said: "In all about 26 witnesses have been questioned in the court room.

"The prosecution has never been able to produce the murder weapon or any direct eyewitness."

Questions have also been asked about the relationship between Ms Groves and Saeed Shoda, who describes himself as her boyfriend and whose family lived in the houseboat.

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