2-years Old Girl Raped To Death By Her Mum’s 30-Year Old Boyfriend
2-year-old child, Nyiko is dead as a result of repeated raping and beating by her teen mother’s 30-year-old boyfriend in Soweto, South Africa.
The 17-year-old mother and her boyfriend identified as Tebogo Ramokgopa, were arrested on Tuesday, November 24, and are expected to appear in the Protea Magistrate Court, on Wednesday, November 25.
The incident occurred on November 15 while the child was certified dead on 19 November.
The mother, who is heavily pregnant and her boyfriend fled after the death of the child at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital but were hunted down and arrested by Police.
According to the Police, on 16 November 2020, members of the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) specialised unit were summoned by a medical practitioner from Baragwanath Hospital, alerting Police of the rape of a two-year-old child who had been assaulted and brought in the previous night for medical attention.
Forensic evidences were collected for processing by the SAPS Forensic Science Laboratory.
It was only on the Tuesday, 17 November 2020 that the mother of the victim came to report the incident to the Police.
Police established that, the mother of the deceased toddler had left her two-year-old daughter in the care of her boyfriend for about two hours.
On her return, she allegedly found the boyfriend not around but instead, the boyfriend’s father was home, and the child was asleep.
According to her, she woke up in the middle of the night to check on the child only to find the child with serious injuries to her face.
She took the child to nearby Hospital for medical attention. medical examination found that the child had been penetrated and that is when the doctor called the Police.
Sadly, the child succumbed to injuries and was certified dead on Thursday 19 November 2020; and the initial case of assault was changed to murder.