Armed men kill couple, wound son
Durban - Three men killed a couple and also
shot and wounded their son in Burbreez, Tongaat on Thursday morning, KwaZulu
Natal police said.
"Prominent businessman Balaram Reddy,
56, and his wife Maliga Reddy, 52, were shot dead while asleep in bed,"
Colonel Jay Naicker said.
Their son Nivashin Reddy, 27, was shot in the
left lower back and stabbed several times.
He is in a serious, but stable condition in
"It is alleged that Balaram, Maliga and
Nivashin, were asleep in their home when three unknown armed men forced their
way in through the back door and attacked them."
Other family members who were on the premises
were not attacked.
"The motive for the attack and whether
or not anything was stolen from the premises is yet to be established."
Police are investigating charges of two
counts of murder, attempted murder and robbery.