Hijack dragging suspects still at large

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iol news pic kidnapped_boy dragged july 21 INDEPENDENT NEWPSPERS Mongezi Phike, 6, and Ta�grin Morris, 4.

Johannesburg - Gauteng police were questioning a man after a four-year-old boy was killed in a hijacking in Reiger Park, east of Johannesburg, a spokeswoman said on Monday.

“The man is being questioned but he is not a suspect,” said Colonel Noxolo Kweza.

“No arrests have been made and we are still searching for the suspects.”

Kweza said the police hoped the man would be able to give them information which could help in their investigation.

She denied a report that a man linked to the hijacking had handed himself over.

The boy, Taegrin Morris, died after being dragged behind a hijacked car in Boksburg on Saturday night.

He was travelling in a Citi Golf with his mother, father and sister in Reiger Park when the family was approached by three men on Saturday evening.

“They ordered him (the father), his wife and daughter to get out of the vehicle,” Lt-Col Khensane Magoai said at the weekend.

“The four-year-old was left in his safety belt. They (the hijackers) got in the car and drove away.”

Magoai said it was unclear how it happened but the boy was then dragged along; hanging outside the car door by his safety belt.

“He was dragged along until Boksburg. The hijackers then abandoned the vehicle and the boy was dead.”

Police had offered a reward of R50 000 for information on the hijacking.

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