One of the suspects behind murder and rape of 61-year old woman shot dead

One of the suspects behind murder and rape of 61-year old woman shot dead

Two out of three suspects behind a house robbery incident in Dobsonville, which involved the rape of a 21-year old woman and her 61-year old grandmother were arrested on Wednesday night.

The third suspect, confirmed by the police, was killed during a house robbery last weekend in Roodepoort.

The three suspects allegedly entered the house in Dzana Street by breaking the burglar bars and entering through the door within the early hours of Friday morning, 17 July 2020.

One of the suspects reported to be armed with a weapon raped the 21-year-old victim while the second suspect raped and assaulted the 61-year-old grandmother during a different room.

The grandmother, who was severely injured, was rushed to a close-by clinic in Soweto but died while on transit..

A team of investigators, led by detectives from the specialised Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS), were directed to seem into the matter.

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According to the police, the investigation, which began in Gauteng was moved to Mpumalanga through an intelligence-driven operation.

It was confirmed that one among the suspects was killed while completing a separate crime in Roodepoort over the weekend, the second was found while being assaulted by the community members while the third was arrested in Mpumalanga after SAPS Soweto West Trio Task Team’s investigations led them to the province.

Gauteng SAPS commissioner general officer Elias Mawela welcomed the arrests of the suspects and commended the investigating team for its work.

Both suspects aged 50 and 43, will appear before the court in due course.