Murder: New year’s day suspect arrested

2009-01-04 00:00

Police have arrested a 63-year-old man in relation to the death of Jaswanthie Pillay (50) of Scorpio Drive, Allandale.

Police spokesman senior Superintendent Henry Budhram said that police found Pillay’s body in the early hours of New Year’s Day, after they were alerted to the murder by her son.

“Investigations established that the son arrived home at about 2.40 am on January 1 and found his mother dead on the floor of her bedroom with a stab wound to her chest.

His father was asleep on the bed in the same bedroom,” said Budhram.

He said the man will appear in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court today.

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