A gruesome offense led a KZN man to the dock. An 18-month-old girl was raped and subsequently killed by her uncle when her parents had gone shopping and left their only child in the custody of the uncle.
It is reported that the mother of the child asked her husband’s brother to watch after her baby while she went shopping. When she came back home, the baby was distressed and could not stop crying. The man said he had no idea why the baby was in pain and crying.
Next morning, the mother found her little child breathless and reported the case to the police.
The forensic experts concluded that the injuries the baby had sustained while being raped caused her death.
The Mtubatuba High Court in KwaZulu-Natal convicted the man, 28, from Esikhaleni to two life terms on Thursday.