Man accused of raping a 17-year-old girl with mental disability is burned alive by civilian guard in South Africa
- Man, 39, was set on fire by people in the village of Muhovhoya in Limpopo, South Africa
- He allegedly raped the mentally disabled girl, 17, when she collected firewood
- Police said the community traced & # 39; suspect until they caught him and attacked & # 39;
- An investigation into murder has been opened, but no arrests have yet been made
A man accused of raping a mentally handicapped teenager has been attacked and set on fire by a civilian guard.
The police were called to the village of Muhovhoya in Limpopo, South Africa, where they found the burned remains of the 39-year-old man.
The local community had accused him of sexual abuse of the girl, 17, while collecting firewood, reports Sowetan Live.
A man accused of raping a disabled girl has been set on fire by a crowd in the village of Muhovhoya in Limpopo, South Africa (photo)
Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe, a spokesperson, explained how the girl would have been with other women when the man attacked them.
He said: & The other women ran away and left the teenage girl behind. And then the deceased would have raped her. & # 39;
When the community heard of the alleged rape, they would have met to discuss & # 39; the case & # 39 ;.
They found the man yesterday and attacked him with objects before they set him on fire, the authorities said.
Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe, pictured, said the community gathered to discuss & # 39; the case & # 39; after hearing the alleged rape of the teenager and the accused man was subsequently traced
The police have now opened a murder case and are asking for information about who was involved in the man's death.
So far, no arrests have been made and no suspects have been identified.
Limpopo police commissioner Lt-Gen Nneke Ledwaba closed the violence of the crowd and called on communities to respect the law.
He said: & # 39; Those who still participate in these barbaric acts will be treated harshly and without compromise & # 39 ;.
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