Sharpeville residents beat up two men who allegedly kidnapped a 14-year-old girl to rape her, Gauteng police said today.
“Yesterday evening at 10.30pm a 14-year-old minor was sent to the shops and while on her way, two suspects grabbed her and forced her to a nearby shack,” said Warrant Officer Aubrey Moopeloa.
One of the men raped her, and when the second one wanted to do so, she screamed.
“The neighbours came to the rescue.
The two guys were arrested by the community and they were beaten up.”
The police were called to the scene and the two men, aged 29 and 40, were arrested in Tshepiso North extension 3.
“The two men are behind bars now.”
The pair was expected to appear in court soon.
He urged parents to be cautious and not send their children out late at night, making them vulnerable to crime.