South Africa 28.11.2013 10:08 am

Man arrested for raping 6-week-old girl

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons (Diego Grez)

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons (Diego Grez)

A 24-year-old man is expected to appear in court today for allegedly raping his six-week old niece in Galeshewe in the Northern Cape.

It’s alleged the man snatched the baby from her bed on Tuesday evening while the baby’s mother and grandmother were watching television in the next room, according to IOL.

The man was later cornered by community members who reportedly threatened to kill him, but were stopped by the grandmother, who pleaded for his life.

According to her, he was mentally unstable. The suspect was apparently involved in an altercation with the police a week ago and was shot twice during the incident. He allegedly tried to stab a police officer while resisting arrest. He was admitted to hospital after the incident, but then ran away.

The infant was brought to the hospital around 2am on Wednesday and is fighting for her life in a Kimberly hospital this morning after having undergone emergency surgery.

 

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