The Verulam community, north of Durban, are reeling from shock after a 4-year-old boy allegedly fell to his death from a window of a third floor residential complex at Ireland Street.
According to a report by Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) the security company “received multiple calls from child’s paternal family who stated that the boy had been murdered and his 30-year-old mother and her 39-year-old husband were on the run.”
Four adults were at the Ireland Mews flat at the time of the incident, RUSA reports that they had “received information that the couple had returned to their flat this afternoon. Reaction Officers proceeded to Ireland Mews and on arrival were met by the stepfather and his elderly dad. They explained that the child had opened the window and fell out. His stepfather confirmed that he rushed the critically injured boy to Umhlanga Hospital. He was unaware that the deceased child had been transferred to a Provincial Hospital. The child’s mother was in her flat while funeral arrangements were being concluded by her ex-husbands family.”
KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson, Captain Nqobile Gwala, says an inquest docket into the toddler’s death is being investigated after the boy succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital. Gwala the circumstances surrounding the incident remains unknown.
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