Thursday 20 February, 2020

Man shot dead after viral video of domestic abuse

Hours after a video was shared on social media of a man beating a woman, 35-year-old Harish Baldath was shot dead.

The video clip showed a man beating a woman for an extended period of time.

The man was allegedly Baldath, and the woman in the video was said to be his 65-year-old mother Johageen Soogrim.

However, shortly after the video was shared on social media, around 1:00 am Wednesday, someone visited Soogrim’s home at Debe Trace, Debe, and called out to Baldath.

The 35-year-old went to meet the caller, and was heard talking to two individuals.

The conversation became heated, following which, several gunshots were heard.

The 65-year-old woman stayed in her home and notified the police.

Baldath was found suffering gunshot wounds to his chest and abdomen.

He succumbed to his injuries.

More on this as it becomes available.  

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