Malawi Police at Liwonde in Machinga district are keeping in custody a Pakistan National for sexual assualt of a teen Malawian girl.
The suspect Raja Zeeshan 33 was arrested on allegation that he defiled a 15 year old girl.
“The suspect had been defiling the victim for over two weeks” says eastern region place spokesperson, inspector Joseph Sauka.
He says the victim left her home Liwonde on 3rd August, 2016 claiming that she was going to Zomba to see her relatives.
“Since then, her parents were thinking that the victim was in Zomba until Thursday 18th when they were tipped by well wishers that the victim was seen in the suspect’s shop which is within Liwonde Township.”
“Yesterday morning, the victim’s parents went to ask the suspect of the romuor that he was keeping her daughter but he denied.
“Not convinced with the response, the parents reported the matter to Liwonde Police who went to the suspect’s house. When asked of whereabout of the girl, the suspect denied keeping her. But upon searching the house, the girl was found hidden in a deep freezer which was not connected to electricity.”
The victim was then taken to Machinga District Hospital for examination and it has been proved that she was really defiled.
Meanwhile, the suspect is still in Police custody and is expected to appear before court soon where he will answer a case of defilement of girls under the age of 16 which is contrary to section 138 (1) of the Penal code.
Raja Zeeshan comes from Pakistan but was residing at Liwonde Township where he was doing business.