Muhammed Raheesh Isoof has denied in the Lautoka High Court that he killed three adults and two children in the Nausori Highlands in August this year.
He pleaded not guilty to five counts of murder and one count of attempted murder before Justice Rangajeeva Wimalasena today.
The bodies of the family members were found in the Nausori Highlands on the 26th of August.
The bodies were of a 63-year-old carpenter, Nirmal Kumar, his 54-year-old wife, Usha Devi, their 34-year-old daughter, Nileshni Kajal and Kajal's two daughters aged 11 and 8 years.
A 1-year-old child was found crawling nearby.
She is the late Nileshni's niece.
Her mother lives in Australia.
Isoof is a holder of permanent residency in New Zealand.
He has been further remanded in custody.ADVERTISEMENT Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.