A father of two young children was arrested for allegedly killing his 6-year-old daughter and the attempted murder of his 2-year-old son in Bloemfontein.
According to Free State police spokesperson Colonel Thandi Mbambo, the girl died of her stab wounds, while the suspect’s 2-year-old son was rushed to hospital after allegedly being stabbed at Namibia Square, Mangaung.
Mbambo said Mangaung police were called to a scene at Namibia Square, in Bloemfontein, and found the lifeless body of a girl on the street. As they observed the scene they found a 2-year-old boy who was also stabbed.
“Fortunately for [the boy], emergency assistance arrived on time and he was rushed to hospital for medical attention,” Mbambo said.
The father was arrested when he was found in his shack while attempting to commit suicide, police said.Back to crime news