A 27-year-old father allegedly killed his young daughter then himself after an altercation with his partner.
A 27-year-old father allegedly killed his young daughter then himself after an altercation with his partner.

Dad hangs four-year-old, then himself

By Benita Enoch Time of article published Jun 25, 2012

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A 27-year-old father allegedly killed his young daughter and himself after an altercation with his partner over the weekend.

Police spokesman Captain Thulani Zwane said Dashen Vandiar and the child's mother, Alisha, had an argument while at a relative's residence in Woodhurst, Durban, on Saturday night.

Zwane said after the fight, Vandiar allegedly hanged his four-year-old daughter Kellita in an outbuilding, before hanging himself in the same area.

It was unclear if Vandiar lived in the outbuilding or if he had been visiting the relatives at the time of the incident.

Zwane said a case of murder was being investigated at the Chatsworth police station.

Meanwhile, a family member who asked not to be named due to the sensitivity of the incident, said a funeral would be arranged for Tuesday.

Messages of condolences were found on Facebook, where family members posted pictures of Kellita.

The child’s mother is believed to be a nurse at a local hospital. - IOL

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