Dros rape-accused’s mother’s boyfriend commits suicide

Nicholas Ninow, the 22-year-old man accused of raping a seven year old at the Dros restaurant in Silverton is seen appearing in the Pretoria Magistrates court after a month of mental evaluation at the Weskoppies Mental hospital, 8 February 2019, Pretoria. Picture: Jacques Nelles

He is currently believed to have hung himself.

Police have confirmed that an inquest has been opened and the Silverton police station is conducting the investigation into the apparent hanging of a man identified only as the boyfriend of the mother of the Dros rape-accused, Nicholas Ninow.

Netwerk24 reports that the deceased had been arrested for assault with intent to do GBH (grievous bodily harm) on Wednesday after he allegedly assaulted a worker at a residential complex he resided in, in the east of Pretoria on January 29.

He was released on R750 bail after appearing in the Pretoria Magistrate Court.

The publication reports that the deceased often had noisy outbursts which neighbours overheard and he had his latest one on the date in question.

Two unidentified minors had to flee after he allegedly attacked them with his fists. He later assaulted a worker in the complex.

His body was found at a house in the complex.

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