Rape suspects not linked to murder

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SELEBI-PHIKWE: Police here have failed to link two rape suspects arrested recently, to the murder of a former student of Selebi-Phikwe Senior Secondary School. The rape crimes were committed on the night of September 30.

The decomposed body of the heavily pregnant 19-year-old former student was discovered at a hill behind Newstands location some days before Independence Day.

On Independence Day, two women aged between 20 and 23 years met two strangers who offered to escort them to their home, only for the strangers to force them towards a nearby hill where one woman was reportedly raped. The other woman fought off the perpetrators.

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Bravo police for prompt action

It is also hurting that whilst we all know that the Botswana Police Service (BPS) is charged functionally with the duties to investigate all forms of crime, some locals have resorted to taking the law into their own hands. It is very wrong to do that. There is also a possibility that one may wrongfully take the life of a person in the process, unless it is a justifiable case of self-defence. Recently, in the city of Francistown, some locals found...

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