Man killed at posh Umhlanga hotel identified as top doctor

2019-10-19 11:15
Police mortuary van. (Felix Dlangamandla, Gallo Images, Foto24, file)

Police mortuary van. (Felix Dlangamandla, Gallo Images, Foto24, file)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Police have confirmed that the 51-year-old man stabbed to death at the Pearls Umhlanga Hotel on Thursday is Dr Melvin Naidu, according to reports.

Naidu was a top orthopaedic surgeon, whose company offered solutions for occupational health and safety for industries, according to Timeslive.

READ | Man killed at posh Umhlanga hotel in KZN

Naidu completed his post-graduate training in orthopaedics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s medical school, before obtaining further qualifications from the College of Surgeons SA.

Naidu had collapsed outside his hotel room door on the 13th floor, according to IOL.

Police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said on Friday that a woman has been arrested and a murder case was being investigated at the Durban North police station.

The details of the incident remain sketchy.

"It is alleged that yesterday (Thursday) at 22:00, the deceased and the suspect, 31, were at a hotel in Umhlanga when an altercation ensued which was overheard by other guests who alerted the security guard. The suspect was heard screaming for help, followed by the deceased, who was also shouting for help," Gwala said.

Gwala confirmed the man was found on the floor outside his room with a stab wound in his neck.

"He was certified dead at the scene. The knife was recovered and the suspect was arrested for murder," said Gwala.

The suspect will appear in court on Monday, Gwala confirmed.

Read more on:    durban  |  crime
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
Most Read
News In Your Area
Top Lifestyle
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.