A man who allegedly raped a schoolgirl has died after being set upon by an angry mob.

The unidentified suspect is believed to have been part of a gang who took part in the rape of two girls aged 14 and 18 in Ivory Park, near Johannesburg, South Africa.

Two other people who managed to flee the scene after the crowd of vigilantes chased them, but they were later arrested.

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Police spokesman colonel Lungelo Dlamini said: ‘Allegations are that two girls who were walking to Lindokuhle informal settlement were confronted by suspects armed with a knife and a firearm.

The suspects then raped them repeatedly.’ He said a witness alerted the community about what had happened to the girl and a mob quickly gathered.

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They have now opened a murder investigation into the death of the alleged rapist.

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