Cops hunt for man who allegedly killed ex-girlfriend's baby

The man allegedly beat the baby girl to death earlier this week in Philippi.

FILE: The man allegedly beat the baby girl to death earlier this week. Picture: Saps

CAPE TOWN - Police are searching for a man who allegedly killed his ex-girlfriend's seven-month-old baby in Philippi.

The man allegedly beat the baby girl to death earlier this week during an argument with the child's mother.

#BabyMurder The suspect fled immediately and has not been seen since.

The police's Frederick van Wyk says they've opened a case of murder.MM

The police's Frederick van Wyk said, "We can confirm that a case of murder is being investigated after the child was assaulted by the mother's ex-boyfriend. He is believed to be released from prison recently. He allegedly fatally injured the child after an argument with the mother."