Woman bites off piece of alleged rapist's tongue

2015-12-06 18:07
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King Williams Town - A man who attacked a 66-year-old woman and raped her after she bit off a piece of his tongue has been arrested, police say.

Police spokesperson Captain Jackson Manatha said the woman had been alone at home at home in Sigangala Location in the Mnyameni Village, Centane alone on Friday evening when she had heard a knock on the door.

He said before the woman had been able to open the door her attacker forced his way into the bedroom and started to kiss her.

"The brave woman fought back and in the process of the struggle she bit off the piece of the suspect’s tongue," said Manatha.

"The man eventually overpowered the woman and raped her, despite having a piece of tongue bitten off.

The woman had kept the piece of tongue and handed it over to Centane Police as evidence.

Manatha said the alleged rapist had been tracked down by police on Saturday and was arrested. Police noticed that his tongue had been bitten. 

He said the suspect has been charged with rape and will appear before the Centane Magistrate's Court on December 7.

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