The Suva High court heard the 38-year-old man who is alleged to have set his house on fire last Friday has had a history of suicidal attempts in the last six months.

Pranil Alvin Singh is charged with one count of arson and two counts of attempted murder.

Singh appeared before judge Justice Daniel Goundar, where his lawyer told the court that his client had previously attempted to commit suicide twice in the last six months.

Defence lawyer John Rabuku requested if the court could consider to possibly remand his client at St Giles Hospital.

Justice Goundar then told the defense that before he could remand the accused, he had to determine whether the accused was fit for trial.

Rabuku told court that his client was a former patient at the St Giles Hospital and the CWM Hospital all of which had arisen out of his suicidal attempts in the past.

Justice Goundar ordered a psychiatric evaluation report to be conducted and filed within 28 days time.

He said the report would be done to ascertain whether the accused was fit to stand trial.

Singh is alledged to have set the house he rented in on fire and attempted to harm his two sons aged 10 years and one year 9 months.

He has been further remanded.

The case has been adjourned to July 10.

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