In what is gradually turning Ughelli, Delta State, into a town of rapists, barely five days after a sales girl was raped and bludgeoned to death at Afiesere community, another sales girl has been attacked.
Vanguard learned that the victim, identified as Charity, was raped and then beaten with a mallet. The incident occurred, yesterday, inside a shop were the victim sells fish feeds at Ekuigbo community, Ughelli.
Yesterday’s case is the third in five days after the wife of a popular hotelier was attacked and raped inside her shop along Ekerejebor Road in Ughelli, last Friday.
was gathered that the victim, who was at the point of death, was discovered naked by the owner of an adjoining shop in the same building, who then raised alarm. Sympathisers rushed the victim to Ughelli Central Hospital.
It was gathered that the assailants had raped, gagged and tied the victim, leaving her for dead, before she was discovered.
Speaking on the incident, an eyewitness, who gave her name as Mercy said: “The victim was raped. Her assailants used a mallet they left behind in the shop to smash her head and eyes.”
When Vanguard visited the Accident and Emergency unit of the central hospital, her mother and sympathisers were seen crying as medics battled to save the victim.