Six week old baby in critical condition after being raped by her uncleBy Mason White 12:45 PM November 28, 2013
|The suspect being taken into police custody|
By: John Roberts
A 22-year-old mother was left traumatized after her own brother raped her newborn baby.
The six-week-old baby girl is fighting for her life after being raped by her 24-year-old uncle.
The baby is in an intensive care unit after being taken to Kimberley hospital in South Africa, around 2:00 a.m. on Wednesday.
The baby underwent an emergency surgery to repair the damage done to her intestine.
It all began after the mother had put the baby to sleep in a bedroom in her mother’s home in Galeshewe.
The mother and grandmother watched television in the living room.
A short time later, the mother heard her baby crying and went to check on her.
When she entered the room, the baby was no where to be found. The child had disappeared from the bedroom and the curtain had been removed.
Screaming that her daughter had been kidnapped, the baby’s mother ran to a relative’s house and asked them to help search for her baby.
Meanwhile, the frantic grandmother followed the voice of the crying baby and found that it was coming from a shack in their backyard.
When she forced the door open, the 24-year-old pushed his mother out of the way and ran, while zipping up his pants.
When relatives and neighbors heard the grandmother screaming they ran to the backyard.
“When I got there, the baby was lying in bed and there was a lot of blood,” a family member said.
The baby was taken to the hospital.
Local residents apparently chased the man and caught him a few blocks from the house.
It is alleged that he had lifted the baby out of the room through the window.
According to his mother, the suspect is mentally unstable.
The suspect had been involved in an altercation with police a week before the incident and was shot by police during the incident.
The suspect was arrested by police.
“The baby is currently in the intensive care unit at the hospital in critical but stable condition,” Department of Health spokesperson Lulu Mxekezo said.