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An Epworth woman cheated death after a stranger broke into her house while she was fast asleep, dragged her outside where he severely assaulted her, raped her several times before throwing her into a deep well.The suspect, Jephat Kangara (22) appeared before Harare magistrate Mr Tendai Mahwe facing attempted murder, aggravated indecent assault and rape charges.

Kangara who was not formally charged was denied bail and is expected back in court on April 29. Mr Mahwe aised him to apply for bail at the High Court.

Prosecutor Ms Sharon Mashavira alleged that on April 12 at Greenvalley area in Epworth, the complainant forgot to lock her door and Kangara entered around midnight. Kangara grabbed the complainant who was fast asleep by the neck and ordered her to follow him.

The court heard that Kangara ordered the woman to remove his trousers and she complied.

Kangara allegedly dragged the woman a distance from her house where he strangled and severely assaulted her. He raped her four times before inserting his manhood into her mouth, it is alleged. He later threw the woman into a deep well. Kangara’s national identity card was recovered at the complainant’s house leading to his arrest.

Source : The Herald