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Oz court adjourns toddler's case till June 29

world Updated: Mar 09, 2010 13:57 IST

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An Australian court in Melbourne on Tuesday adjourned till June 29 the hearing of the case of Gursewak Dhillon, accused in the death of toddler Gurshan Singh Channa, with the prosecution seeking extra time to prepare evidence against him.

23-year-old Dhillon, a part-time taxi driver, did not apply for bail on a charge of manslaughter by criminal negligence.

Dhillon, wearing a white polo shirt, sat quietly in the prisoners dock during the brief appearance at the Melbourne Magistrates' Court.

He nodded when asked by Magistrate Jelena Popovic if he understood the case was being adjourned and that he could apply for bail at any time, local media reports said.

The hearing lasted less than a minute and was adjourned until June 29 with the prosecution asking extra time to prepare the brief of evidence against Dhillon.

Dhillon has been accused of placing the unconscious child in the boot of his car and driving around for three hours before disposing off the body in a field five days ago.

Meanwhile, police has said it wants to speak to a woman who helped Dhillon when his car broke down on last Thursday when the crime was committed.