Woman tries to drown family

2012-09-24 22:42

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Mahikeng - The body of the 8-year-old girl, allegedly drowned by her mother on Monday, has been found, North West police said.

The girl's body was found by police divers, said Sergeant Kelebogile Moiloa in a statement.

"A 32-year-old woman was arrested this morning... [Monday] at about 09:00 for allegedly attempting to drown herself and her two daughters by throwing them inside a dam in Tontonyane Village in Mmabatho."

Police believe the woman went to the dam, threw the 8-year-old girl in between 08:00 and 09:00, and then jumped into the dam with her 4-year-old daughter.

"The police were called to the scene and managed to rescue the woman and her 4-year-old child," said Moiloa.

Police were investigating a case of murder and attempted murder.
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