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…charged for raping daughter and stabbing wife
A 51-year-old man of Senonnori ward in Maun accused of raping his 10-year-old biological daughter early last month, was recently arraigned before Maun Magistrate’s Court once again, this time for the unlawful wounding of his wife.
In the rape case, the accused person is alleged to have raped his biological daughter on the dates between the 24th July and 16th September at his matrimonial home in Senonnori. It is alleged that on the 13th of September the victim was found by her mother crying and when asked why she was crying she told her mother that her father has been having sexual intercourse with her without her consent.
The 10-year-old is said to have further revealed that the accused person beat her up because she refused to have sex with him. The accused person was later granted bail on the rape case while his daughter was put in a safe place.
After he was granted bail, the accused person would allegedly then commit another offence of unlawful wounding in October 7th by stabbing his wife.
In the case, the complainant who is also a state witness in the rape charges leveled against the accused was reportedly rescued by a passer-by. Whilst under critical condition she is said to have managed to inform the police that her husband had stabbed her.
Appearing before court recently, state prosecutor Kebawetse Disang pleaded for the accused person to be remanded arguing that investigations on the matter are still at an initial stage, adding that the victim is also in a critical condition at Nyangabwe Referral Hospital in Francistown.
Disang further pleaded for the accused person’s bail hearing to be heard on his next mention where state prosecution will avail the investigating officer for the case to give reasons as to why the accused should not be granted bail.
The accused was subsequently remanded and he will appear in court again on October 26th, 2023 for status hearing.