South Africa: Victim of brutal gangrape laid to rest
Posted on: 09:03 AM IST Feb 10, 2013
Cape Town: A funeral was held on Saturday in Bredasdorp, about 128 km east of Cape Town, of a teenaged girl who was gangraped, killed and mutilated in a crime that shocked the nation.
The funeral took place at the spot where the 17-year-old victim was allegedly raped by a group of men and mutilated on February 2.
The following morning she was found, still alive, by a security guard, but died later in the day, Xinhua reported.
South Africa has the highest rate of rapes reported to police anywhere in the world. In 2012, the number of rapes documented by police rose to over 64,000, or 175 per day.