As cases of sexual harassment are reportedly to be on the increase in Karonga, police in the district have arrested a 38 year old man for allegedly defiling a 3 year old step daughter.
Confirming the arrest, Karonga Police Officer In-charge, Edward Chingayipe, said Henry Mbewe was caught boarding a minibus to escape after learning that the law enforcers are hunting for him.
According to Chingaipe, the man took an advantage after his wife left him with a child to her usual fish selling business.
Chingaipe said upon arrival the wife found the daughter crying while bleeding, a thing that made her suspicious.
He said her mother reported the matter to police who later referred the child to the hospital where medical reports indicated that the kid had been defiled.
Chingaipe added that the man is still in police custody waiting to answer charges of defilement.
Mbewe hails from Rosa Village in Traditional Authority Mkalo in Chiradzulu district.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :