Shot: Hijack couple fighting for their lives

2009-07-09 00:00

A DURBAN couple are fighting for their lives in hospital after they were shot several times during a botched hijacking.

It is believed that Dev Thotha and Rita Bansilall were travelling in the Durban north area when they were accosted by a gunman on Tuesday evening.

“The driver [Thotha] sped off when he saw the man. The suspect then fired several shots in the direction of the couple,” said police spokesman Inspector Michael Read.

Thotha was shot in the stomach and arm and Bansilall sustained wounds to her leg.

Netcare spokesman Chris Botha said they were taken to Umhlanga Hospital where they are in a critical condition.

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