The Unbiased Police Investigative Directorate has initiated an investigation after the dying of a KZN man, when law enforcement officials allegedly assaulted him as a consequence of accusation of getting a firearm.
It was reported that officers have been following up on an intel that the person had an unlicensed firearm in his possession.
Ipid spokesperson, Ndileka Cola mentioned final week Wednesday, officers went to the person’s girlfriend’s home within the Ulundi space in northern KwaZulu-Natal, the place they requested to know the whereabout of the firearm.
Cola mentioned the person disputed having a gun in his possession however officers locked the person inside a room, in response to studies.
“It’s alleged that the person was heard crying in agony and after a short time, police left with him. He was handcuffed. They officers didn’t clarify the place they have been going or why they have been taking the person. They simply left,” Cola mentioned.
She mentioned the deceased returned after a short time, however was weak and began vomiting blood.
The individuals in the home realised the deteriorating situation of the person’s well being and rushed him to an area clinic for quick medical consideration.
“The person was transferred to a hospital the place he succumbed to his accidents,” Cola mentioned.
She mentioned on Tuesday, an investigating workforce from Ipid will attend a autopsy session in KwaNongoma.
“The workforce will then collect all mandatory info and proof as a part of the investigation course of that can inform any motion and suggestions by by the directorate.”