A businessman from Dangamvura in Mutare who was being intimate with his girlfriend inside a car parked in a maize field was robbed by two assailants who then took turns to rape his lover.
Acting Manicaland provincial police spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Wiseman Chinyoka confirmed the robbery incident saying detectives are still investigating the case.
The Manica Post quoted a police source handling the case as saying the entrepreneur, who runs several shops in Dangamvura, was having quality time with his girlfriend when the robbers pounced. Said the source:
On the day in question, the businessman picked up his girlfriend from Gimboki and went to a maize field close to Dangamvura Greenmarket and became intimate.
Two unknown assailants approached them and ordered them to surrender their cellphones and cash.
The suspects were armed with Okapi knives and threatened them with death if they resisted.
The businessman was only wearing a pair of trousers which were dropped to knee level, while his girlfriend was only wearing a blouse.
The businessman surrendered his cellphone and US$20. He tried to run away but was pursued by one of the assailants who assaulted him.
The suspect removed his pair of trousers and allowed him to escape naked.
The businessman was picked up by a motorist who ferried him to Dangamvura Police Station to make a report.
The assailants reportedly raped the woman before melting into the darkness. She later walked home alone.
The businessman later went back to the scene in the company of some police detectives.