CAPETOWN: Giant rats have eaten a three-month old baby girl alive after her mother left her home to attend a party.
The 26-year-old woman – who has been arrested for child neglect – returned to her ‘shack’ in Johannesburg at dawn to find the remains of her daughter in her blood soaked bed.
The mother reportedly took the girl’s twin brother, named Lucky, with her on the night out and the boy is now in the custody of his father.
A neighbour was alerted by the screams at dawn and rushed inside the home to find the bloody scene.
A lady living next to the victim’s home said: “The baby died a painful death. The infant’s tongue, eyes and fingers had all been eaten.”
Witnesses said it was not the first time she had left the twins on their own but it was the first time she had left only one child, reported the Metro.
‘When people were asking where the other child was, she would say it was in her sister’s care.’
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