A suspect arrested for the botched hijacking incident that resulted in the death of a nine-year-old girl is expected to appear in the Chatsworth Magistrate’s Court south of Durban on Wednesday.

Sardia Shukraj was killed in a hail of bullets during a shoot-out between her father and three robbers on Monday.

It is alleged that Sardia Shukraj’s father was driving her to school when he was accosted by three armed men at the driveway of their home in Chatsworth.

The robbers pushed Sardia’s father out of the car and sped off with his vehicle. It’s alleged her father in hysteria fired shots at the men who attempted to get away with his car. And it is believed that the robbers fired back.

Sardia who set on the back seat was wounded during the cross-fire and was declared dead on arrival at the hospital.

On Monday night, angry community members took to the streets calling for justice for the little girl.

One suspect was killed when the community allegedly took the law into their own hands while a third suspect is still at large.

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