Dad shoots son in attack on wife - cops

2012-01-04 13:35
Polokwane - A woman's estranged husband allegedly shot dead their son who walked in on her being gang-raped and mutilated by him and his workers, Limpopo police said on Wednesday.

When the couple's 19-year-old son walked in on the crime at their Modimolle home on Tuesday, his father shot him dead.

"It is alleged the husband confronted his estranged wife carrying a .22 rifle at her house on Tuesday around 17:00, accompanied by his three employees," Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said.

The 51-year-old husband, with the help of his workers, tied the woman to a bed in her home, before her husband allegedly ordered them to rape her at gunpoint. He also allegedly tried to cut off her nipples with a grinder.

"While the three were raping the woman, his 19-year-old son arrived at the house and without any provocation his father shot him in the head. He died on the spot."

The man fled in his white Toyota Fortuner registration number DCS 392 FS. The three workers also ran away and their whereabouts were unknown.

Mulaudzi said the woman was being kept at a place of safety.

Anyone with information that may help the police could call Lieutenant Colonel Malisela Mohale on 082 5658606.

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