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Man denies Hannah murder charge

Hannah Foster
Hannah was killed after a night out in Southampton

A man who was extradited from India has pleaded not guilty to the kidnap, rape and murder of a 17-year-old girl.

Maninder Pal Singh Kohli appeared at Winchester Crown Court where he denied murdering Hannah Foster in Southampton four years ago.

The 39-year-old was extradited from India in July to be brought before a British court.

Hannah was killed as she walked home from a night out in Southampton. Her body was found two days later.

Mr Kohli pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, kidnap, rape and false imprisonment of Hannah Foster between 13 March and 17 March 2003.

A post-mortem examination revealed she had been raped and strangled.

The case was adjourned for a trial to be held next year.




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