A heroic 15-year-old girl used her rapist’s own gun to shoot him in the head.
The teeanger was allegedly dragged into the open veld near Wedela on the West Rand by the armed man, who forced her to undress and then attacked her.
“While the suspect was busy raping her, she fought back and managed to get hold of the firearm and shot the suspect on the upper body,” said Captain Eddie Boboko, the West Rand District Police spokesperson.
“She then managed to run back home to seek help from her mother and police were called to the crime scene.”
The suspect, estimated to be 25 to 30 years old, died of his injuries at the scene. The firearm was missing and police are still looking for it.
Boboko added that the deceased was charged with rape and an inquest is been investigated.
“The victim will be undergoing counselling,” he added.