Four-year-old allegedly killed by her father

The man was arrested after the girl was found hanged in the house.

The police in Katlehong have confirmed the arrest of a 28-year-old man on Monday, December 12, following the death a four-year-old girl.

SAPS media spokesperson, Captain Mega Ndobe, confirmed that the incident happened on Monday around midday in Pongola Street Palm Ridge, Extension 2. The man was arrested after the girl was found hanged in the house.

Although details about the killing of the child, were according to Capt. Ndobe, still sketchy at the time of going to press, Kathorus MAIL confirmed that the man fetched the young girl in Thokoza where she was living with her mother and grandmother and took the child to his house in Palm Ridge.

“However, soon after the suspect left the grandmother’s house in Thokoza with the four-year-old girl, the concerned grandmother decided to send an older boy to follow them and find out where the man was taking the child.

Sadly when the young boy arrived at the man’s house in Palm Ridge, he found the man with the dead body of the four-year-old young girl inside the house. He then ran out screaming and calling the neighbours for help.” explained Ndobe. He said the suspect was apprehended by the police, who arrived at the scene immediately.

Captain Ndobe confirmed that the man made a formal appearance before a magistrate at the Palm Ridge Courts on Thursday, December 15.

He added that the case had been remanded pending further police investigations into the case while the man is in custody.

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