A 42-year-old primary school headteacher in Mulanje district has been arrested for allegedly defiling a 15-year-old standard six girl.
The headteacher, Blessings Mugwa has been defiling the victim since October this year, police have confirmed.
Mulanje police Public Relations Officer, Gresham Ngwira told Nyasa Times the victim has been staying with the suspect since July this year after his wife requested her to stay with them at their house.
Mugwa heads Likhubula Primary school.
“Some well wishers tipped the police after noticing that the suspect was defiling the girl. We arrested him yesterday (Friday),” explained Ngwira.
Medical examinations done at Mulanje District Hospital confirmed the girl was indeed defiled.
The head teacher will appear in court soon to answer defilement charges under Section 138 of the Penal Code.
Mugwa hails from Chilenga village in the district.
Meanwhile police is warning the general public against (sexually) abusing the girl child.
“Anyone found doing so will face the law. On the same note, police is appealling to the general public not to conceal (sexual) crimes happening in their areas.”