Father arrested for rape and murder of girl (2)

2017-05-08 08:22

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A Khayelitsha man was arrested following the rape and murder of his two-year-old daughter. 

According to a report from provincial police, the 25-year-old man was arrested on Sunday  (7 May)  after the child was taken to the Khayelitsha Day Hospital. 

Police spokesperson, Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana, says the child’s grandmother was alerted by her father that she was not breathing and the grandmother took the child to the hospital. 

The child was in her father’s care at the time of the incident. 

“She was certified dead on arrival at the hospital by the doctor. The two-year-old had been in father's care after the suspect requested time with child as he had recently been released from prison."  

Police are now investigating a rape and murder case. 

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