British man arrested for allegedly killing a German man he caught filming his daughter

February 10, 2015 7:00 am

A man has been arrested for allegedly killing a German man he
caught filming his young daughter at a Spanish holiday resort favoured
by the rich and famous.
Kainth Devinder, 40, has been charged
with suspicion of homicide after attacking Sandro Rottman, at The
Spinnaker in Sotogrande on Spain’s Costa del Sol on Saturday night.
Devinder,
who was dining with his wife and one of his two daughters, is said to
have initially demanded Rottman stop filming his daughter. When the
37-year-old, who was eating alone, didn’t the altercation turned
violent.

The incident happened in the Spanish holiday hotspot of Costa del Sol. Photo / Thinkstock
After seeing that there was a recording of his daughter
on the device, Devinder reportedly smashed the man’s tablet on the
floor. According to the Olive Press he then punched Rottman in the face.
Rottman
had been charged with possession of child pornography last month, but
it is understood Devinder did not know that. An investigating magistrate
had launched an ongoing investigation into him which had not yet
resulted in formal charges.

The Guardia Civil were called to the scene, and arrived to
find medics attending to Rottman. He was immediately transferred to the
La Linea hospital, where he died from his injuries.
Devinder was arrested at his home, following statements made by witnesses at the restaurant.
Sotogrande is a favourite spot of Sarah Ferguson and her daughters Beatrice and Eugenie, who often holiday in the area.
The restaurant owner, who asked not to be named, said the altercation “happened very quickly”.
He said Rottman had appeared to be taking pictures of everyone, saying “it all seemed very innocent to me”.
The restaurant owner said Devinder got “got very upset all of a sudden” and punched Rottman before anyone “could stop him”.
A
source at the local Guardia Civil, which is investigating, said: “We
believe he died as a result of the single punch he received but this is
yet to be confirmed by the post-mortem results.”
Devinder
appeared in front of an investigating magistrate at a court in La Linea
this morning but it is not known if he was remanded in custody or
released on bail.
A spokesman for the Civil Guard based in
Algeciras, confirmed the incident had occurred after “the victim had
been recording the British man’s daughter”.
The source said it was thought that the two men did not know each other.
With
big houses and golf courses overlooking the blue waters of the
Mediterranean, Sotogrande is one of the most upmarket resorts in a
southern region popular with British tourists.

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