Rape victim bites off attacker's tongue

2012-02-27 22:30
Johannesburg - A teenager bit off a man's tongue while he was raping her in Masoyi, near Hazyview, Mpumalanga police said on Monday.

The 17-year-old girl was held up by an armed man and his accomplice, and dragged into bushes on Saturday, Lieutenant Colonel Leonard Hlathi said in a statement.

The man with the gun told his partner to fetch alcohol and some friends to gang rape the girl.

He then forcefully undressed her and began to rape her.

"In the process, the suspect tried to kiss the victim, but she bit off his tongue and ran to nearby houses for help," he said.

Police were alerted, tracked down the man and arrested him.

He was being kept under police guard in hospital, but was expected to appear in the Kabokweni Magistrate's Court when he was discharged.

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