Police in Nkhotakota district are keeping in custody Robert Bizayi, 35, for raping a 5 year-old girl in the district.
According to Nkhotakota Police Public Relations Officer Sub Inspector Williams Kaponda, the suspect over the weekend was caught red-handed raping the child.
“The mother of the victim prepared breakfast for her two kids and when she called them to eat they were nowhere to be seen,” said Kaponda.
The woman started looking for the child and she found her being sexually abused by the paedophile.
Medical examination conducted at Malowa Health Centre revealed that the victim had been raped.
The rapist will appear in court soon to answer the charge of defilement.
He hails from Ndevu village, Traditional Authority Mwadzama in Nkhotakota district.