In the early morning of 16 December, Johannesburg police apprehended a 38-year-old man for attempted murder.
Woman falls from fourth floor of hotel
At around 20:00 the previous evening (15 December), the suspect booked a hotel room for him and his girlfriend on the corner of Bree and Troye Street in Johannesburg.
The couple’s room were located on the fourth floor of the hotel. And around 01:00 on Thursday morning, the security guard heard a loud bang outside.
When he went to inspect, he found the 25-year-old girlfriend outside on the street badly injured. According to her, her boyfriend pushed her from the fourth floor. After calling the police, the girlfriend was taken to hospital by ambulance and she was in critical condition.
The suspect acted as if he was not aware of what happened
The boyfriend, however, was found sleeping in their room “as if nothing happened”. However, as they started questioning him, they realised that he is in fact a married man, and the woman who was checked in with him in the hotel, was not his wife.
Police apprehended the suspect and the motive for pushing the victim is not yet known. However, the investigation is underway and the suspect is appearing today in the Johannesburg Magistrate Court.
Media Statement: Married man behind bars for attempted murder