The suspect is reported to have broken into the woman’s bedroom in an attempt to sexually abuse her.
Rapist runs away after victim coughs and pretends to have Coronavirus infection
A woman managed to scare away a rapist after she coughed and pretended to have been infected by the coronavirus.
The incident is said to have happened at Jingshan in China, while the alleged rapist has since been identified as 25-year-old Xiao.
Metro.co.uk reports that he tried to assault the victim, but she told him: “I just returned from Wuhan and have been infected, therefore I am home alone in self-quarantine.”
The report suggests, while the man was squeezing her neck, she constantly coughed as she tried to push him away.
Frightened by the victim’s claims, the rapist rather stole her phone and cash worth 3,080 (£338), before running away.
The suspect has since been arrested by the Police, having confessed to burglary.
This comes after the coronavirus was declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO).
China has been hit very hard by the coronavirus, with at least 427 people killed and 20,000 more infected globally.
The coronavirus is most severe in the city of Wuhan in Hubei province, where many have been infected.
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