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Taxi driver murder trial starts

Gian Chand Bajar (picture from Kent Police)
Gian Chand Bajar died in hospital from his injuries

A jury has been sworn in for the trial of a man accused of killing a 71-year-old taxi driver by running him over with his own cab.

Luke Aujila, 21, of Dorchester Road, Gravesend, Kent, denies murdering Gian Chand Bajar at Maidstone Crown Court.

Mr Bajar was found injured in St Benedict's Avenue, Gravesend, in May 2007. He later died in hospital.

Mr Aujila has previously pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Mr Bajar, which the prosecution has not accepted.

They disputed Mr Aujila's plea that there was no murderous intent in the killing.

Mr Bajar, a father of five, died in hospital from the injuries he sustained in the incident on 23 May.

The prosecution is expected to open its case on Wednesday.


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