Two held for murder

2015-05-13 09:30
Devor Padayachee’s body under the sheets on a mattress in his home in Bernard Road, Allandale. Police have arrested two men in connection with his death.

Devor Padayachee’s body under the sheets on a mattress in his home in Bernard Road, Allandale. Police have arrested two men in connection with his death. (Supplied)

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A FAMILY feud that erupted on ­Mother’s Day may have led to the death of an Allandale man.

Police were called to the house the following day after a neighbour ­spotted Devor Padayachee (52) ­motionless on a mattress in the house in Bernard Road, Allandale.

Police said two relatives have been charged with murder.

Padayachee, who according to neighbours, lived with five relatives in a home they rented, was found by a neighbour lying on the floor of his home around midday on Monday.

The neighbour, who wished to ­remain anonymous, said she thought Padayachee was ill and called emergency services for assistance.

Yesterday, police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker said Padayachee was believed to have been murdered and the motive for the killing is unknown.

“A post-mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death since he had no visible injuries. Mountain Rise police arrested two men and they will be charged for murder. They will appear at the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court soon,” Naicker said.

According to the neighbour, the two men taken into custody were Padayachee’s relatives.

Another neighbour said the family have only been living at the premises for a few weeks and they were all under the influence of alcohol when a fight broke out on Sunday night.

“On Sunday evening they were at their worst, and it was really embarrassing since it was Mother’s Day … many of us had guests over for supper,” the neighbour said.

“It started off with a mother and her two sons who fought throughout the night.”

The neighbour, who witnessed the fight, said the family was throwing rocks at each other before running up and down Bernard Road with bush knives.

The Witness spoke to one of Padayachee’s family members yesterday.

The woman said the family is not sure what caused his death, but they think he could have had a heart attack.

“There is no evidence that [the suspects] had anything to do with his death. We will wait for the post mortem,” the relative said.

“He [Padayachee] was a loving and caring man”

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