Five year old dies after alleged parental abuse

Photo courtesy of Medical Daily.

A five-year-old boy died on his way to hospital. It is alleged he was assaulted by his father at their home on Thursday night.

A murder docket was opened by Booysens police and the father was arrested in Chrisville.

A family member was said to have called the police to the scene.

The boy was unconscious at some point during the night, according to a report from the Glenvista community policing forum (CPF).

The CPF said the boy’s aunt rushed him to the South Rand Hospital but he did not survive.

It is also alleged that the boy had cigarette burns on his body, but this is still to be confirmed by the hospital.

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