Woman killed, mutilated after hijacking

2012-10-29 22:30
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Johannesburg - A woman was murdered and her body mutilated after being hijacked in the Lehurutshe area in the North West, police said on Monday.

Captain Aafje Botma said she was driving with a man on Saturday evening when they were attacked.

"Someone allegedly threw a stone at the vehicle, the driver stopped to investigate when he saw the attacker running towards them with a firearm.

"The attacker ordered the man to climb into the boot of the car. He got into the car and drove around with them."

The man managed to jump out of the boot of the moving vehicle while the attacker fled with the woman. He reported the incident to authorities.

On Sunday, police recovered the abandoned vehicle. The woman's body was found in bushes in the area.

"[She had ] two bullet wounds in her body, her right eye and private parts removed."

A case of hijacking, kidnapping, and murder was opened. No arrests had been made.

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