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Rape victim stabbed with a spear

Rape victim stabbed with a spear

Niël Terblanché

A WOMAN from Karibib was stabbed in the backside with a spear after she threatened to lay charges of rape against her boyfriend and his cousin, who reportedly took turns raping her.


According to Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu, the Erongo Regional Crime Investigations Coordinator, the incident occurred at midnight on Friday night at a house in the old location of Karibib.


He said that the victim and her boyfriend went drinking on Friday evening and that they returned home without any incidents.


“The victim went to sleep after arriving at home. While she was asleep, the boyfriend invited his cousin over and the two men decided to have sexual intercourse with the sleeping woman without her consent,” he said.


Deputy Commissioner Iikuyu said the woman told investigators that when she woke up, she realised that someone was raping her and that it was the boyfriend’s cousin that was on top of her.


Rape victim stabbed spear Karibib backside charges boyfriend cousin reportedly woman
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She told investigators that her boyfriend was watching from the side of the bed and she confronted the men about what they were doing.


“The men told the victim that the boyfriend already had a turn at having sex with her while she was asleep,” he said.


When the woman started screaming that she was being raped, the cousin fled from the house naked and the boyfriend ran after him with his clothes on.


When the boyfriend returned, the woman threatened to lay a charge of rape with the police and the boyfriend picked up a spear and told her that he will kill her with the weapon.


“She persisted with her threats and the boyfriend threw the spear at her but missed. The victim ran away and he followed her and after he picked up the spear, he stabbed her in the buttocks with it,” Iikuyu said.


According to the senior detective, the victim sustained a deep open wound just below her right buttock and that she had to receive medical treatment at the local health facility.


The 30-year-old boyfriend and his 28-year-old cousin were arrested and will appear in the Karibib Magistrate’s Court on Monday on charges of rape, assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, assault by threat and defeating or attempting to defeat the course justice.


Deputy Commissioner Iikuyu said the three more serious charges will be read with the provisions of the Domestic Violence Act.


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