Four held for Tlhaping murder

By Drum Digital
26 December 2013

Four people were arrested in the Tlhaping village in connection with the murder of a man found dead on Christmas day, North West police said on Thursday.

Captain Pelonomi Makau said the dead man was found naked and appeared to have been assaulted.

"According to the information the victim was seen by passers-by who informed the police," said Makau.

"The victim's face was badly swollen. The motive of the assault is unknown."

Police received a tip-off which led to the arrest of a man at a local tavern on Wednesday.

"He led the police to the arrest of the other three," said Makau.

The men were expected to appear in the Atamelang Magistrate's Court on Friday. – Sapa

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