Five suspects aged between 19 and
32-years-old were arrested on Wednesday for kidnapping and attempted
It is alleged the suspects went to the
house of the 22-year-old victim in Hartbeesfontein and accused him of breaking
into their house.
Police Spokesperson Captain Pelonomi Makau
said once they could not find anything in the house, two of the five suspects locked
the victim into the boot of the car and drove with him to the nearest bush in
the area where they allegedly poured petrol on him and thereafter set him
Makau said the victim managed to take off
his t-shirt, roll on the ground and extinguished the fire that had consumed
him. It is alleged that the victim was
burnt from his head and back. The
suspects drove back to the victim’s house and his sister alerted the police.
“The victim was taken to hospital with
severe burns and all five suspects were arrested” Makau added.
Their case has been postponed to the 4th
of February for bail application.
Labels: Five suspects arrested for attempted murder and kidnapping