The population of the town of Melong was last week was shocked as a 75 year old woman was raped to death.
Reports say the naked body of the 75 years old woman was discovered in a bush in the early hours of Wednesday last week. The injuries sustained on her suggested that the crime could have involved at least 5 men.
Inhabitants of the small town were both shocked and terrified by the incident. Many wondered aloud what motivated such an act.
"Up till now, nobody knows what caused this terrible act. We are all shocked at this incident. How can a 75 year old woman be raped, not to talk of raping her to death" asks a terrified local.
Melong inhabitants say they are counting on the collaboration of the police to hunt down the culprits who up till now are still nowhere to be found.
"We are all afraid because the criminals are on the loose. He can hit again any time. We hope on the police to track down whoever that did this and bring him to book because as long as he is at large, we are not safe.
Reports say the police have opened investigations into the matter to see to it that peace returns to Mekong again.