Two found dead on Durban beach
Two bodies belonging to a male and female were found with stab wounds near Suncoast Casino beach in Durban, on Monday afternoon.
Two inquests of murder have been opened at the Durban Central Police station following the death of the alleged couple. It is alleged that the bodies were discovered by a man who then immediately notified the police.
According to reports, one of the bodies still had a knife lodged in the chest area when police arrived on the scene. A South African Identity document was found in a handbag near the womans lifeless body, but police could not established if it belonged to the deceased.
Police spokesperson Brigadier Jay Naicker said Durban Central police received a complaint of a murder on the sand dunes near Suncoast beach and proceeded to the scene at 4pm on Monday.
“We have been able to identify the woman as her handbag was lying right next to her and we contacted her family members,” said Naicker.
The woman was identified as Fathima Bee Bee Muhammad, a 50 year old mother of 3, whilst the man has been identified as 24 year old, Kresen Chandiah.
“At this stage it is a bit baffling to us, especially for a crime to happen in this area, let alone a murder or a double murder so we are not ruling out any possibility. It could be a murder which was a result of a robbery but the detectives will uncover that during the course of the investigations,” he said.
Police are still investigating the murders.