Wednesday, February 21, 2024


A 32-year-old father has been arrested by police in Chitipa for sleeping and impregnating his 14-year-old step daughter, Chitipa police deputy relations officer Rabson Mkandawire has confirmed.

According to Mkandawire, on July 1 2022, the victim’s mother went to Lufita market, leaving three children including the victim in the custody of the suspect.

“On July 3 2022, the victim started complaining about pains in the private parts to her grandmother.

“Immediately, her grandmother quizzed her and she revealed that she was defiled by the suspect during the day her mother went to the market,” said Mkandawire.

The teenage girl revealed her step-father enticed her with K300 and had sexual intercourse with her .

The matter was reported to the police, who managed to arrest the suspect from his hiding place in Zambwe Village.

The victim was referred to Chitipa District Hospital where they confirmed that she was defiled and was four months pregnant.

The suspect will appear before court soon to answer the case of defilement contrary to Section 138 of the Penal Code.

The suspect, Thomas Nyondo comes from Namasasa Village in the Area of Traditional Authority Mwaulambia in Chitipa District.

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