Police in Kasungu are keeping in custody a 13 year-old boy for raping a 9 year-old boy at Chamama trading centre in Kasungu district.
Kasungu Deputy public relations officer Harry Namwaza has confirmed the arrest to Malawi24.
He said the older boy raped the victim on 17th September 2016 at around 7pm when the two were coming from a video show.
“On their way home the suspect enticed the victim to go to his home where he wanted to give him headsets,” he said.
But when they got to the suspect’s room, the teenager fished out a knife and threatened to kill the victim if he refused to be raped and if he later tells anyone about the issue.
The suspect then raped the child.
The victim did not tell anyone but his mother noticed that he was finding difficulties in walking.
When the woman asked him what happened, the victim admitted that he had been raped and later the issue was reported to police.
The suspect was arrested and he will appear in court soon to answer the charge of sodomy.