Teen girl raped and killed, Malawi police hunt for suspect
Malawi police say they are hunting for main suspect in an alleged gang-rape and murder of a teenage girl in Chikwawa district.
Chikwawa Police Station Public Relations Officer, Constable Foster Benjamin said the deceased Cecilia Mushakala was on Tuesday morning found dead in a bush at Wizalama Village in Senior Chief Mphuka’s area in Thyolo, close to Maperera Trading Centre in the district.
“She is believed to have been murdered in the early hours of today (Tuesday). According to her boyfriend, Enock Denja, the deceased left home for Maperera to sell tomatoes,” Benjamin said.
He further said it is believed that whilst on her way, she was ambushed and dragged into the bush where she was raped before being killed.
“Officers from Chikwawa Police Station and medical personnel from Maperera Health Centre rushed to the scene and established that death was due to suffocation. We have since launched a manhunt for the suspects,” he added.
The police have since called on members of the general public to come forward if they have any information that may lead to the arrest of the perpetrators.
Mushakala hailed from Solomon Village in the area of Senior Chief Mphuka in Thyolo.
There are increasing rape cases in Malawi, according to police.
Many cases, however, are believed to go unreported because of the stigma that is attached to rape and sexual assault.
Do you know why tgis happens?
Immitating porn which the youth watch in the villages together.
People have been raping women before radio, before TV, before, internet . The DEVIL is older than me and you ! your statement is very very wrong !
When caught, please put these perpetrators on a firing squad.
NDE mbuzi ina kumaimba nyimbo yoti ndidzakupanga ‘rape’, very stupid.
This behaviour is not acceptable. It shows that as a nation we totally lack leadership.
These murderers need to be executed. Why do you spare their life. When you are a leader you must make these difficult decisions.
This is someone’s daughter, sister, aunt. Not acceptable. Be decisive leaders.
Very sad indeed. Condolence to the bereaved family.
Oh God heal our land.
Tikuganiza bwanji amalawi very sad indeed.
What a sadist?
Usually the deceased used to know the perpetrator very well. It may be a close relative who wanted to eliminate evidence (fear of being reported)
And the police should have secured the crime scene by now.
Very sad a God will judge those killers,anthu aku africa ntchito zimene akonda kwambiri kugwirira,kupha ,kuba ndi ulesi God is watching from a distance.