A 4-year-old boy has died after being dragged outside a hijacked car in Boksburg east of Johannesburg, Gauteng police said on Sunday.
Police spokesperson Khensane Magoai said that the boy was travelling in a City Golf with his mother, father and sister in Reiger Park on Saturday night when the family was approached by three men.
“They ordered him [the father], his wife and daughter to get out of the vehicle,” said Magoai.
“The 4-year-old was left in his safety belt. They [the hijackers] got in the car and drove away.”
Magoai said it was unclear how it happened but the boy was then dragged along; hanging outside the car door by his safety belt.
“He was dragged along until Boksburg. The hijackers then abandoned the vehicle and the boy was dead.”
Reiger Park is about 8,5km from Boksburg.
Magoai said that no arrests had been made yet.
“We are still searching for the suspects.”