Kurtlee murder suspect admits to drug and alcohol binge on day of killing

Kurtlee Pillay in happier times.

A suspect in the murder of Overport student, Kurtlee Pillay, openly admitted to having indulged in several types of drugs and consumed alcohol on the day of the brutal killing.

In the official affidavit, Blaine Raman, 20, who is one of three men accused of murder, confesses to being in an alcohol and drug induced state when he and his co-accused allegedly killed Pillay.

A bag of cocaine, a bag of cannabis and eight Flunitrazepam tablets which are also known as Rohypnol are some of the narcotics mentioned in the affidavit, which was used to support Raman’s bail application in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Friday when he appeared along with his co-accused, Dinesh Nana, 21 and Bilal Tayob, 26.

Slain Durban student laid to rest

The three men face charges of hijacking, robbery with aggravating circumstances, premeditated murder as well as conspiracy to commit murder. It is alleged that the trio lured the deceased to his death on the night of November 4, 2014, stabbing him multiple times before leaving him for dead.

Pillay also told the court in his affidavit that he had previous convictions which include possession of dagga, theft and a pending attempted murder charge. Raman requested to be sent to Cedars Drug Rehabilitation and Treatment Centre instead of being imprisoned at Westville Prison.

The men were remanded in custody as the bail application was not rounded up and is set to continue this week.

Read more:

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Camara Moodley
Sub Editor

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