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Rape victim lives in fear after attacker opens case leading to ...

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Rape victim lives in fear after attacker opens case leading to her arrest

Activists outraged by what they allege to be a case of ‘litigation abuse’ as accused retaliates with charges of assault

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A rape victim is in a place of safety after being assaulted with a panga by her alleged rapist and his friends — who then opened an assault case that led to her arrest.

In retaliation for the rape case opened by the 31-year-old woman, the perpetrator and his friends later ambushed the victim with pangas and sharp objects, threatening to kill her. The woman and her boyfriend, who was home with her during the panga attack, sustained injuries.

But two weeks after their arrest the alleged rapist, a well-known 26 gangster, opened a counter case of assault against the woman’s boyfriend. His gangster friend, also in custody, opened a counter case against the rape victim, resulting in their arrest...

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