Soldier jailed for attempted murder, rape

A 30-year-old soldier based at Glen Valley was arrested by Letlhakane police for allegedly attempting to murder and rape his girlfriend.
A 30-year-old soldier based at Glen Valley was arrested by Letlhakane police for allegedly attempting to murder and rape his girlfriend.

FRANCISTOWN: A 30-year-old soldier based at Glen Valley was arrested by Letlhakane police for allegedly attempting to murder and rape his girlfriend.

According to Letlhakane Police Station commander, Superintendent Michael Maphephu, they are investigating an incident in which a 30-year-old soldier attempted to murder his girlfriend who is in her late 20s by drowning her in a bucket and bathtub. He further said that the suspect also allegedly raped his girlfriend at her house recently in Tawana ward. Letlhakane police chief stated that before the incident the couple's relationship was unstable and described as on and off. He stated that the victim also sustained multiple injuries as it was reportedly that the soldier had beaten her using a broomstick all over her body. Maphephu elaborated that the victim is currently receiving treatment at Letlhakane Primary Hospital. Investigations on this matter continue.

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