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Man arrested after raping woman in her home

Jul 26, 2018
Man arrested after raping woman in her home

Dutywa police on Wednesday arrested a 23-year-old man for the alleged rape of a 21-year-old woman.

"It is alleged that the victim was in deep slumber at her home which is at Sundwana Locality, Chizele Village, Dutywa," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"It is further alleged that the suspect went to the homestead of the victim and forced the door open.

"He then allegedly accosted the victim and raped her."

The alleged rape took place on Wednesday, at about 03:00 in the morning.

"The crime was reported to the Dutywa police, who acted swiftly by tracing and arresting the suspect," said Captain Manatha.

"The suspect will appear before Dutywa Magistrate's Court on Friday on a rape charge."

Butterworth Cluster Police have since appealed to women to not to sleep alone as they become victims of crime.

"It is suggested that women should sleep with their relatives to avoid being victims of crime."