News 4.4.2017 09:34 am

Elderly couple, daughter slashed by knife-wielding son-in-law

Picture: Supplied

Picture: Supplied

The son-in-law apparently stormed into the home with a bush-knife and demanded to see his son.

An elderly couple and their daughter were allegedly slashed by their son-in-law at their home in  in Westcliff, KwaZulu-Natal, earlier today.

According to police at the scene, the son-in-law slit his throat after he allegedly attacked his in-laws and estranged wife. He died at a local hospital shortly after arrival, the Rising Sun Chatsworth reports.

Residents who live in close proximity to the family said the son-in-law apparently stormed into the home with a bush-knife and demanded to see his son.

“The couple was separated, and he wanted to see his eight-year-old son. He then became angry and lashed out at the elderly couple and his wife with the bush-knife. We think that his intention was to kill the family and then kill himself,” said the residents.

Meanwhile, paramedics at the scene said the man’s wife and in-laws sustained severe injuries to their head, face, ears, neck, hands and legs.

Members of the family declined to comment about the incident.

Caxton News Service

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