Second man charged for paint attack

2015-01-13 17:26
Bilaz Asan, who was attacked and painted white sits in a wheelchair at the Northdale hospital. (Amil Umraw, The Witness)

Bilaz Asan, who was attacked and painted white sits in a wheelchair at the Northdale hospital. (Amil Umraw, The Witness)

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Pietermaritzburg - A second Pietermaritzburg man has been charged with the attempted murder of a Malawian man who was spray painted white head to foot after being beaten.

The matter was postponed in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate's Court to 22 January.

Shadrack Wayne Naidoo, 28, would remain in police custody, Magistrate Ntsoaki Ndawondwe told the court on Tuesday.

He would appear with co-accused Avikar Lutchman, 27, who appeared in the court on 9 January.

They are accused of the aggravated assault and attempted murder of Bilaz Asan on 7 January. Both remain in custody and it is believed the State will oppose an application for bail.

Asan was allegedly beaten with axes and tools, stripped naked and spray painted with white enamel paint with the use of a compressor.

The Star reported he worked as a mechanic's assistant and that Lutchman was a client of the mechanic and felt he had been given bad service.

Asan was rushed to Northdale Hospital after the paint hardened on his body and glued his lips together.

He was discharged on 9 January after doctors and nurses managed to remove paint from his nose, around his eyes and other sensitive parts.

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