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Pregnant South African woman bites rapist’s private part, police hunt for injured criminal

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JOHANNESBURG — A pregnant woman in South Africa’s Mpumalanga bit the penis of a man who raped her in front of her five-year-old child, police said on Wednesday as they searched for the ‘severely injured’ attacker.

South African hospitals are on the alert for a man with an injured penis.

The alleged incident took place on Monday on a plantation on the Spionkop Road outside White River, according to Mpumalanga spokesman Brigadier Leonard Hlathi.

The three-month pregnant woman was allegedly raped at knifepoint in front of her five-year-old daughter after two men — in a white Toyota Tazz — picked up them up while they were hitchhiking.

Instead, she was driven into the bushes and raped at knife-point, police said.

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They now hope his injuries will mean the man can be brought to justice.

“We appeal to all health institutions that should they found a man with an injured private part, they must as soon as possible contact Constable Solly Mabuza,” Mpumalanga police said in a statement.

The men, according to the statement, were driving a white Toyota Tazz near the town of White River. They initially threatened the woman, at gunpoint, warning her not to scream.

After she bit her attacker, he fled and was ‘currently not found’, the statement explained.

Rape and sexual assault remain a large problem in South Africa. According to Africa Check, more than 109 rapes were reported each day on average during 2016/17 – totalling 39,828 incidents.

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India’s 700 year old banyan tree put on saline drip

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HYDERABAD — The world’s second largest Banyan tree in Pillalamarri of Mahabubnagar district in Indian state of Telangana is on ‘saline drip’ now as part of the rejuvenation of the tree that is almost dying.

The 700-year-old ficus tree is now given treatment by injecting a diluted chemical to kill termite population that infested the tree.

The tree was spread across three acres and is believed to be the second biggest Banyan tree in the world,according to news agency ANI.

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One of its branches got infested by insects and is on saline drip as part of the rejuvenation. The tree is given treatment by injecting diluted chemical to kill termite population that infested it.

Termites had affected almost entire tree due to which parts of it are fallen, and it closed for tourists in December 2017.

District collector of Mahbubnagar inspected the tree and ordered forest officials to take care of it. They began the treatment of the tree with mixed chlorpyrifos(Pesticide) in saline bottle.

Forest officials are infusing the chemical solution drop by drop using saline bottles similar to a saline drip given to patients in the hospital as pumping of chemical into the stem failed. The solution was injected in the barks of the tree.

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