Cape Town girl found dead on bed

2014-02-09 17:02
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Cape Town - A Cape Town man is being questioned following the discovery of a young girl's body on his bed, Western Cape police said on Sunday.

Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut said police were called out to Delft South on Saturday night, where residents were apparently assaulting the 26-year-old man.

The man was treated on the scene for his injuries and later transported to hospital.

"Allegations surfaced on the scene and upon further inquiries, police were led to an informal dwelling in Cheesewood Street, where the lifeless body of a 12-year-old girl was discovered on the bed."

The man alleged he had no knowledge of what had happened and that he had given his house keys to an unknown man.

"Police are investigating a charge of murder and most probably that of rape, depending on the outcome of an autopsy," Traut said.

Last month, a nine-year-old girl was found alive by relatives after a 27-year-old man allegedly raped her then set her alight in bushes along the R300 highway in Delft.

The man in that case would appear in court again next month on charges of rape, sexual assault, abduction and attempted murder.

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