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Katlehong murders: Suspects believed to be cousins of victims

Two teenage girls & a baby were stabbed, beaten & drowned by 2 men in the Khumalo section last week.

FILE. The murder suspects are believed to be the deceased teenagers' cousins. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng police say the two men who allegedly brutally killed two Katlehong teenagers and a seven-month-old baby are suspected of trying to kill two other family members.

Two teenage sisters and the infant were stabbed, beaten then drowned in a tub of boiling water in their home in the Khumalo section on the East Rand on Thursday.

The murder suspects are believed to be the deceased teenagers' cousins.

The suspects were attacked by members of the community after they tried to flee the crime scene.

Gauteng Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane says, "One of the sisters was actually stabbed 36 times. They even attempted to kill the owner of the house, who is a grandmother to the people who died."