Psych test for rape, eye-gouging suspect

2012-06-12 19:19

Durban - A teenager accused of raping an 8-year-old girl and gouging out her left eye will be sent for a 30-day mental assessment at Fort Napier Hospital in KwaZulu-Natal.

National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Natasha Ramkisson said the Magistrate's Court in Mthunzini on Tuesday granted the State's request for the observation to be undertaken.

Ramkisson said she could not provide a specific date when the teenager would be admitted to the hospital, which specialises in psychiatric cases, but expected that it would be within the next week.

The teenager is alleged to have dragged the girl into a sugarcane field near her home, where she was assaulted and raped in April.

The girl's left eye was gouged out of the socket and she was left bleeding profusely from both eyes. She had been walking home from school at the time. Her attacker also bit her neck.

The girl was treated at Ngwelezane Hospital.

The boy's grandmother alerted the police when people accused him of the crime.

It is alleged that the boy earlier attacked another girl at school.

The teenager faces a charge of rape and two of attempted murder.

  • Sharon - 2012-06-12 19:28

    Oh, that's right - he supposedly banged his head when he was a baby. Excellent defence for this little thug. Apparently he sits in court looking really vacant and confused. Probably well practiced in front of a mirror....

      Squeegee - 2012-06-12 19:36

      Doesn't matter if he is crazy, brain damaged an ANC member or all three; he must never be allowed out again.

  • Billy - 2012-06-12 19:47

    this is some seriously disturbing stuff.

  • tmmotsa - 2012-06-12 19:53

    Why should we blame mental stability when people commit horrible crimes.

      yar.wellnofine - 2012-06-12 20:23

      Quite correct. Mental instability should not be an excuse. Rape of a minor should certainly carry the death penalty.

  • mphotant.thelejane - 2012-06-12 20:06

    Everytime I read this story, I just don't know what to think or make out of it. These are just two individuals worthy of good life...eish! I am sorry to the family of the grossly affected.

  • Ntombizakhona Nkosi - 2012-06-12 20:43

    this is shocking. this animal is not mentally disturbed

      delish7564 - 2012-06-12 20:54

      Don't compare this creature with an animal, animals don't treat their own like that. This is a pathetic excuse for a human being and he should be dealt with accordingly but no doubt he will get away with it on the grounds of insanity. Sickening!!!! This poor little girl will have these scars for the rest of her life, God help her.

      johnvkaraoke - 2012-06-12 21:59

      what nkosi said is is true this creature needs the death sentence

  • Ditoa-re - 2012-06-12 22:03

    The results of watching too much TV, horror-movies

  • lenny.kagiso - 2012-06-12 23:09

    Die mense ba nyoriwa can u rape

  • anthonyralphwilson - 2012-06-13 01:13

    suspect my arse... and screw the tests just hang the bastard

  • nicholaslefa - 2012-06-13 04:24

    In Sesotho we say ''ke moloi''...myb this Western believe has got into him...

  • nicholaslefa - 2012-06-13 04:24

    In Sesotho we say ''ke moloi''...myb this Western believe has got into him...

  • mshoshozi.given - 2012-06-13 05:04

    Rape is a serious let the rapist arrested

  • Marius - 2012-06-13 11:26

    Just cut arial off - with a blunt knife

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