- The passers-by saved the life of a rape victim on Monday
- The victim was locked inside a suitcase naked and was about to be thrown into a nearby lake
- The suspect is now in police custody and the victim now stable
Passers-by in China’s Xiantan City, Huna Province, were just strolling around the city when they heard screams for help and noticed a suitcase near a lake.
Curious, the passers-by decided to follow where the cries came from and noticed a man making an attempt to throw the said suitcase in the lake. However, when the suspect noticed the presence of the passers-by, he jumped into the lake and left the suitcase alone.
In the video footage, it can be seen that a man slowly inches towards the suitcase and opened it carefully. He then blurted out that a naked woman is inside it. He then asked the people around to call the police and told the woman inside the case not to be afraid.
Another passer-by took off his shirt and gave it to the victim while the others asked the ladies to help her put the shirt on. Several ladies came to the rescue and laid the case slowly before opening it.
Meanwhile, the suspect stayed in the lake, maybe hoping that the area would soon clear up. However, after an hour, he was caught by the furious crowd and the police.
According to investigations by the local authorities, the suspect and the victim were supposedly neigbours. The suspect, whose name was not revealed, threatened and assaulted the woman. Not satisfied with what he has done, he raped her until the woman got unconscious.
The suspect then tried to erase the tracks of his wrongdoing by putting him inside the suitcase, with an intention to get rid of it by throwing it into the lake.
Thankfully, the woman got her consciousness back and screamed for help. That was when the passers-by heard it.
The victim is now in good hands and in a stable condition. The suspect, on the other hand, is currently under police custody.