Two men arrested for Bangladeshi murder

2011-06-22 07:14

Two men will appear in court today for the murder of a Bangladeshi man near Edenburg, Free State police said yesterday.

“Police arrested two suspects in connection with the murder of a Bangladeshi man and the assault of his brother on June 16. The suspects were arrested in Katlehong, Gauteng, on Monday,” said Captain Harry Nagel.

He explained that the attack happened while the brothers were locking up their shop around 9pm in Harasebei, a township near Edenburg.

One of the brothers, Mahammad Jamal Hossan (32), went outside to close a gate when he was hit over the head with a monkey wrench by two men then dragged about three houses away, further assaulted, and left for dead.

The men then went back to the shop where they demanded money from the other brother.

The brother refused and he was stabbed and tied up with shoelaces.

The men allegedly stole groceries, cigarettes and cash before they locked the brother inside the shop and fled.

Community members later alerted the police when they found Hossan’s body and the brother was freed from his shop.

The two men will appear before the Edenburg Magistrates Court today facing charges of murder and assault.

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