Two try to commit suicide after boy's body found

2015-02-09 19:43
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Durban – KwaZulu-Natal police have arrested three suspects after the body of a missing boy was found dumped in a manhole, according to reports.

The Daily News reported that the body of 9-year-old Shahiel Sewpujun, who was kidnapped while on his way to school in Clayfield, Phoenix, on Thursday, was found in a manhole a short distance from the school on Sunday.

According to the daily his body, which had bruises to his neck and ankle areas, was found by residents, who were helping police search for him on Sunday.

Pastor Mervin Reddy, who had helped with the search, told the Daily News that seeing Shahiel’s body, which was covered in a plastic bag, was heart-breaking.

eNCA reported that the boy’s disappearance allegedly prompted two relatives to attempt to take their own lives.

According to reports the relatives had implicated two other family members in their suicide notes.

KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison, Willies Mchunu described Shahiel’s murder as cruel, senseless and inhumane.

He told the news channel it is always painful and saddening to lose any life but it is even more painful when a young life is lost in such a cruel manner.

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