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Man Suspected of Raping 15-Year-Old Girl Stoned to Death by Mob

| by Dominic Kelly

A 32-year-old man suspected of raping a 15-year-old girl in Cape Town, South Africa was stoned to death by angry residents.

According to reports, the 15-year-old girl and her friend were confronted by two men with knives and forced into a shack to be raped. The 15-year-old victim’s aunt says he niece told her about the assault.

"My niece told me the suspect and his accomplice threatened to kill them if they told anyone about the incidents," the aunt was quoted as saying.

Not long after the rape, word began to spread, and that’s when angry residents in Cape Town decided to seek justice. A group of men found the suspect, dragged him outside, and proceeded to beat and stone him to death.

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"During the day before he raped the girl, he robbed people of their phones. He was always carrying a knife with him. We don't regret his killing because if we do not react to these incidents, no one would," said one anonymous resident who participated in the killing.

The 15-year-old rape victim went into hiding following the incident because her family started receiving death threats from friends of the dead suspect. Police say that they have not arrested anybody in connection to the murder.