Four people have been arrested for kidnapping and assault after a man was allegedly found in the boot of their car in Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal, on Tuesday.
According to police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala, at around 11:30, Mandeni police officers were filling up at a petrol station in Eshowe when they heard the sound of a person screaming for help.
"They realised that the screams emanated from a vehicle that was driving past on Osborne Road. They immediately intercepted the vehicle with four occupants. Upon inspecting the boot of the vehicle, police found a 31-year-old man who had been severely assaulted and was bleeding," Gwala said.
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The occupants in the vehicle accused the man of theft.
"Four suspects aged between 16 and 28 were placed under arrest for charges of kidnapping and assault. The injured man was taken to hospital for medical attention. The suspects are expected to appear [in] the Eshowe Magistrate's Court on Thursday."