Brit-Indian honeymoon murder suspect Dewani's mental health 'improves significantly'

Cape Town, Apr 12 (ANI): The mental health of Indian origin British businessman Shrien Dewani, who is accused of killing his wife Anni during their honeymoon in South Africa, has significantly improved, a court has heard.

Dewani's 28-year-old wife Anni was shot when a taxi the couple were travelling in was hijacked on the outskirts of Cape Town in November 2010.

Dewani had been was excused from attending the court hearings because of the risk to his mental health.

Prosecutor Ben Watson told Westminster Magistrates' Court that Dewani 'has improved, and improved significantly,' News24 reports.

However, he said that the businessman remains 'moderately depressed' and is suffering from PTSD in the moderate range.

According to the report, he said that doctors have reported Dewani has 'neither plans nor thoughts to kill himself', but that spontaneous self-harm always remains a risk.

A further hearing is planned for the same court on May 15, and the extradition proceedings are expected to resume in July, the report said. (ANI)


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