‘Good Samar­i­tan’ faces at­tempted rape charge

Lesotho Times - - News -

A 30-YEAR-OLD Quthing man, Mokete Ntšioa, will reap­pear in court on Mon­day af­ter he al­legedly at­tempted to rape a woman af­ter as­sist­ing her in open­ing the door of her house.

Po­lice deputy spokesper­son, Se­nior In­spec­tor Ler­ato Mot­seki, said it was re­ported on 8 Au­gust the sus­pect found the woman search­ing for the keys to her house at around 7pm.

Upon re­al­is­ing the key might have been mis­placed, the woman asked the sus­pect to en­ter her house through a win­dow and col­lect a spare key.

“It is sus­pected the man agreed to the re­quest, and af­ter open­ing the door for the vic­tim, he de­manded sex. Af­ter a long scuf­fle, the woman asked to be ex­cused say­ing she wanted to re­lieve her­self.

“Im­me­di­ately af­ter get­ting out of the house, the woman called out for help to neigh­bours. The man then al­legedly ran away and com­mu­nity polic­ing of­fi­cials caught him, ar­rested and handed him over to Dilli Dilli po­lice,” she said, con­grat­u­lat­ing com­mu­nity polic­ing mem­bers for not tak­ing the law into their own hands.

Mean­while, Se­nior In­spec­tor Mot­seki said a 35-year-old Tšepiso Lefa from Mo­hale’s Hoek was re­manded in cus­tody af­ter he al­legedly mur­dered a man from the same dis­trict.

“It is sus­pected that Tšepiso Lefa and other sus­pects am­bushed the de­ceased as he was walk­ing and started beat­ing him up.

“They cas­trated him, gouged out his eyes and cut out his throat leav­ing him to die,” she said, adding the sus­pect will reap­pear in court soon. AN 18-year-old Koro-koro man has been re­manded in cus­tody af­ter briefly ap­pear­ing in court on 10 Au­gust fac­ing rape charges.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice deputy spokesper­son, Se­nior In­spec­tor Ler­ato Mot­seki ( pic­tured), the man al­legedly raped a 14-year-old girl from the same vil­lage.

“It is re­ported the sus­pect’s sis­ter asked the al­leged vic­tim to es­cort her, but de­cided to leave the 14-year-old girl at her home in Koro-koro.

“The sus­pect, who was at home at the time, al­legedly raped the girl.

“The sus­pect will ap­pear in court on 24 Au­gust,” she said, adding that girls and women should be vig­i­lant about their safety even among peo­ple they know.

Se­nior In­spec­tor Mot­seki said a dis­turb­ing trend had emerged of gen­der-based vi­o­lence vic­tims be­ing abused by peo­ple they knew very well and trusted.

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