Man stoned to death after allegedly trying to rape 6-year-old - Police

2017-10-24 14:22

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Durban – A man alleged to have attempted to rape a young girl has been stoned to death by angry residents from an informal settlement in Clare Estate, Durban, police said on Tuesday.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane said the unknown man was killed by a mob on Monday afternoon. 

His body was found in a bushy area in the vicinity of the Cato Manor Shell garage near the M19.

"It is alleged that at about 13:30, at Clare Estate, an unknown man believed to be in his forties was assaulted to death by community members after he attempted to rape a 6-year-old girl," he said.

Zwane said a case of murder was being investigated by Sydenham police.

No arrests have been made.

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