THE INDEPENDENT Police Investigative Directive (Ipid) is looking into details surrounding the death of a Hillbrow man who allegedly jumped from his flat when he noticed that police were looking for him.
Ipid spokesperson, Ndelika Cola, said the deceased is believed to have jumped out of a window, on the fifth floor, of the Moulin Rouge Flat in Hillbrow on Monday.
Cola said two police officers were conducting a raid at the suspect’s home when he allegedly jumped.
Cola said according to their preliminary investigation, the two police officers went
to the flat together with the security officer as they were working on the Domestic Violence case which was opened by at the same station on Saturday, February 13.
She added that the officers knocked at the door but there was no response.
Its reported that while police and security officers were busy trying to open the door, they heard somebody screaming and forced themselves in and discovered that the person they are looking for jumped out of the flat through the window from the 5th floor.
Cola said the officers alerted paramedics and they reported the incident to their commanders.
When the paramedics arrived, they confirmed that the man had died.
The deceased was later identified by his girlfriend, who opened a case of assault and grievous body harm (GBH) against him on Saturday as he allegedly stabbed her using a bread knife, on her right hand. Cola said they are investigate the incident further.