A 29-year-old man allegedly assaulted his girlfriend and killed his three-year-old stepchild.
Police spokesman Jay Naicker said the incident happened in Esigangeni in Nongoma, KwaZulu-Natal.
The three-year-old and her mother were taken to a local hospital, but the girl died of her injuries. “When the suspect heard that the child had died and that a murder case was being investigated, he left the area and hid in the hope that no one would find him. His nightmare became a reality at 3 am on Sunday morning when police officers from Verulam arrived at his new home and arrested him. “