KwaZulu-Natal police are searching for a suspect, believed to be a student – who allegedly stabbed a friend to death in Durban University of Technology (DUT) student at a university residence on Thursday.
“It is alleged that the students were fighting in a room when one of the students was stabbed during the altercation.
“The residence advisor arrived on the scene and paramedics were called to assist the student who was stabbed.
“The ambulance arrived within five minutes of receiving the call but, unfortunately, the injured student had passed on,” said DUT.
Suspect is ‘known’
Police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said the 19-year-old was stabbed someone “who is known”.
“[The victim] sustained a stab wound on the left side of the neck and was declared dead at the scene paramedics. The suspect fled the scene after the incident and is being sought police,” added Gwala.
The university said a number of students had returned to residences.
“A total of 8 709 students still require access to campus for practical assessments and laboratory work to complete the 2020 academic year. This is 25.6% of the total student body.
“This is the only group of students who will be issued with special permits to access relevant campuses, buildings, and facilities, provided that they follow the public health guidelines related to Covid-19.
“The rest of the students have [been] requested not to return to campus until further notice.”
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