Rustenburg - A two-year-old boy died in hospital in Rustenburg after his father allegedly gave him poison, North West police said on Thursday.

Colonel Emelda Setlhako said the father allegedly locked himself and the boy in a toilet at their home in Sunrise near Rustenburg and drank the poison on Tuesday.

“The mother found them vomiting and rushed them to the hospital. The boy died on arrival,” she said.

She said the man was under police guard in hospital and would be charged with murder once he was discharged. - Sapa