A female Doctor who was attacked by a sex beast as she slept in her hospital’s staff quarters saved herself from being brutally raped by biting off his tongue.
The 24-year-old doctor bravely fought back when the man who had posed as a patient to get into the hospital tried to force his tongue into her mouth to kiss her.
The bite was so severe that part of his tongue was removed and the would-be-rapist fled the Doctors bedroom moaning in agony leaving a thick trail of blood behind.
Police who raced to the Pelonomi Tertiary Hospital in Bloemfontein put out an alert to all nearby hospitals to look out for a man seeking urgent treatment to a mouth wound.
Shortly afterward at 2 am on Tuesday medics at the National Hospital in Pelonomi reported a patient had just come in with horrific wounds to his tongue and police quickly arrested him.
The 32-year-old suspect was temporarily patched up and driven back to the scene of the attack where the victim confirmed he was her attacker and she gave a full statement.
The alleged sex attacker was then taken in cuffs to the private Universitas Hospital nearby which has a specialist plastic surgery unit where he underwent full surgery.
He will appear before magistrates in Bloemfontein when he is well enough to leave hospital.
South African Police spokesperson Colonel Thandi Mbambo said the suspect had allegedly tried to rape the doctor adding: 'He fled the scene when the doctor bit his tongue off'.
Free State regional health department spokesperson Mr Mondli Mvambi said: 'During the scuffle the doctor managed to bite off the tongue of the alleged perpetrator who ran off.
'He was later arrested and then taken for plastic surgery and was operated on under police guard and he we will be handed over to be taken before a court in due course.
'It is by the grace of God that the doctor had the strength to fight back and bite the suspects tongue off. She is currently undergoing medical tests and counselling', he said.
In the year 2017/18 crimes figures in South Africa showed 40,000 women were raped but it is believed the figure is far higher with experts believing only 1 in 4 rapes are reported.
Statistics also show that 40% of women in South Africa are likely to be raped in their lifetime.
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