Four held for man’s death
A 55-year-old man has died after he was robbed and pushed under a moving truck in Kuruman, Northern Cape police said yesterday.
“Four suspects, aged between 21 and 26, have been arrested and charged with murder.
“They were seen wrestling and pushing the victim underneath a moving truck, which fatally wounded him.
“The suspects fled from the scene. Three of them were pointed out by eyewitness and they were arrested while still roaming in the CBD.”
Police spokesperson Captain Olebogeng Tawana said: “During the investigation shortly after the arrest of the three suspects, police were led to Tshwaragano Hospital where the fourth suspect was being treated for injuries he sustained when they wrestled and pushed the victim under the moving truck.
“The Kuruman police are on the trail of the fifth suspect, who is still on the run.”
A case of culpable homicide has been opened against the truck driver for failing to stop after the incident.
“It is not yet known why the truck driver drove away from the scene. Police are appealing to the truck driver to go to the nearest police station in order to assist with the investigation,” said Tawana. – Saturday Citizen reporter