Malawi Police in Nkhotakota district are keeping in custody a boy aged 17 for sexually assaulting a nine year old girl.
“We are keeping him to have thorough investigations, but we will not disclose the names yet,” said Kaponda.
A police report on the case indicates that the victim who is also a standard 2 pupil, on 28 September this year was sent to buy cooking oil. On her way back she met the suspect who dragged her to the nearby bush before defiling her.
The suspect will soon appear in court to answer charges of defilement.