Victim bites off the rapist’s tongue

Date: October 20, 2011
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NAME OF ARTICLE:Victim bites off rapist’s tongue


DATE:04-10 August 2011


THEME:Gender violence




Maseru-A courageous 42-year-old woman from   Mohale’s Hoek   managed to fend off suspected rapist by biting off his tongue as he tried to kiss her during the assault on friday.The 19 year-old suspect also stabbed his victim several times ,police said.Police spokesperson   Masupha Masupha said that the woman went to Mohale’s Hoek police station where she reported the incident the following day.

She also gave the police the piece of the tongue she had bitten off the suspect during the encouter.”The victim also showed the stab wounds that she suffered during the alleged rape”,Masupha said.Luck ran out for the suspect when his father took him to the police on Sunday to seek a medical form so that he could open an assault case against his ”son’s assailant”.

The suspect had told his father that he had lost a piece   of  his tongue during a fight.The father was shocked when police told him that they were looking for his son in connection with a case of rape that had been reported the previous day,Masupha said.      


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