Malawi Police in Nkhatabay District are keeping custody 17-year old boy arrested for allegedly defiling a three-year-old girl for a ritual.
According to Nkhata Bay Police Station spokesman Ignatius Esau, the suspect reportedly claimed that his grandfather has bewitched him to defile the girl to boost fish catches in the Lake Malawi.
Police spokesman said the boy took advantage of the absence of the victim’s parents to sexually abuse her.
“He dragged her into a kitchen. The victim’s cry alerted neighbours who apprehended and brought him to police, “narrated Esau.
He said a medical examination proved that the girl had been defiled.