Farmworker's baby raped, abused

2010-02-18 07:44

Johannesburg - Eastern Cape police are investigating the murder of a five-month-old baby after a post mortem revealed that she was raped and "severely abused", spokesperson Wena Theron says. 

Theron said: "An inquest docket was opened when she died on February 12, but a post mortem revealed that she had been raped and severely abused."

The post mortem also revealed that the girl, who had lived with her parents on the farm where they worked about 60km from Aberdeen, had three broken ribs.

Theron said: "Her mother woke the farmer at about 03:00 on Friday last week, saying that the baby had been coughing, but when the ambulance arrived, the baby had already died."

No arrests had been made.