Man Charged with Murder of Wife in Cork City
A 41-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of his wife, who was found dead in their home in Wilton, Cork city. Regin Parithapara Rajan was brought before Cork District Court on Saturday, accused of killing Deepa Paruthiyezhuth Dinamani on July 14th.
During the special sitting, Detective Garda Alan Johnson provided evidence of the arrest, charge, and caution. He stated that Mr. Rajan was formally charged with the murder of his wife at Togher Garda Station in Cork city at 2.45am on Saturday. When the charge was put to him under caution, Mr. Rajan did not reply.
Defense solicitor Eddie Burke informed Judge Olann Kelleher that his client required psychiatric evaluation in prison due to his depression. He applied for free legal aid, which was granted as Mr. Rajan has no means or income. Judge Kelleher ordered that Mr. Rajan receive the necessary medical attention while in custody. As the charge is one of murder, no bail application was made.
Mr. Rajan, wearing a dark shirt and pants, was remanded in custody until his next appearance before Cork District Court. This appearance will be conducted via video link on the following Thursday. Further directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) will be sought in the case. It was noted that an interpreter was not required.
Originally from India, Mr. Rajan resided in Cork. His wife, Deepa Dinamani, worked as a senior manager in fund services at a company located in the Airport Business Park in Cork. She was a chartered accountant and had been living in Cork for three months. Deepa, who was from Kerala in Southern India, was the mother of a five-year-old son.
Deepa Dinamani was discovered dead in her family home on Cardinal Court on the south side of Cork city on Friday evening. Concerns were raised when she failed to collect her son from a friend’s house. Her body was found in a bedroom of the property she shared with her husband and son. She was pronounced dead at Cork University Hospital, where a post-mortem examination took place. Forensic examination of her home in Wilton was also conducted. The scene remained sealed off.
This tragic incident has shocked the local community, and investigations are ongoing. The court proceedings will continue, providing more clarity on the circumstances surrounding the murder. The focus now shifts to ensuring that justice is served for Deepa Dinamani and her grieving family.