KwaZulu-Natal - A KwaZulu-Natal man was caught by his wife allegedly raping their 13-year-old daughter, it was reported on Wednesday.

He ran away afterwards and tried to commit suicide by cutting his wrists and throat, The Witness reported.

According to the newspaper, a police source said that the man's wife went shopping at 6.30pm on Monday and returned to find him allegedly raping the teenager in the bathroom.

After injuring himself, he drove to a local private hospital where he was reportedly found at 1.30am.

The girl apparently claimed her father had been raping her for the past year.

Lt Joey Jeevan told the newspaper he would appear in court soon on a rape charge. - Sapa