Two men have been arrested after allegedly kidnapping and gang-raping their former teacher in a rural community in South Africa.The unnamed woman, a teacher at a high school near Marken, Limpopo, South Africa, was said to have been abducted from her home on Monday after two men broke in while she was asleep.
The two detainees, aged 18 and 20, are believed to be part of a group of men who tied her up with a rope before loading her into the boot of her VW Polo.
The men then allegedly gang raped her before dumping her in the bushes and fleeing in her car. A police spokesperson said the suspects were ‘well known to the victim’ as previous students and neighbors.
‘Preliminary police investigations have since revealed that the two suspects involved in this chain of crime incidents are well known to the victim as she previously taught them at the same school and they are also staying in this village,’ said police spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe.
‘During the arrest, one of the suspects was found in possession of the ignition keys of the victim’s car and later, the victim’s car was found abandoned in bushes near Marken,’ Ngoepe added.
‘It was also detected that the suspects made turns in gang-raping the victim and dumped her still tied in the bushes before they fled the scene with her motor vehicle VW Polo. Police opened cases of house breaking with intent to commit crime, kidnapping, armed robbery and rape,’ he said.
Police found the teacher dumped in the bushes along the road to Bakenburg outside Mokopane. She was rushed to hospital and was eventually discharged on Sunday afternoon.
During the arrests, one of the men was found in possession of the teacher’s car keys and the car was later found abandoned in the bushes near Marken.
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