Salima Police spokesperson, Gift Chitowe confirmed to News Watch Reviews that they are keeping in custody a 36 year old man identified as Andrew Banda for allegedly defiling his step daughter.
He said the suspect has been defiling his 11 year old step daughter from February until 04th May, 2017 when the girl got tired and spitted the beans.
“It was heard that a 11 year old girl was sent to the market by her mother and she took long before returning home. The delay angered both parents but more so the father who decided to follow up the girl and he found her still at the market. With anger fueling from inside he started whipping her right at the market”, he said.
He added, “when they reached home and in pains of being whipped, the girl disclosed that the father used to sleep with her,” said Chitowe.
Chitowe further said the father used to threaten the victim not to disclose what has been transpiring between them to anybody.
“The father could even sneak from their bedroom into her bedroom to have sex with the girl while her mother was asleep, threatening her that if she dared to reveal she would be murdered,” he said.
The suspect who hails from Mikute Village under Traditional Authority (T/A) Maganga in Salima district, will appear before the court soon to answer defilement charges.