Crime

Man arrested for incest in Nkhotakota

Nkhotakota, September 17, Mana: Police in Nkhotakota have arrested a 60-year-old man for incest after he impregnated his 15-year-old biological daughter.

The incident happened between the months of February and May, this year at Makuta Village in Traditional Authority Malengachanzi in the district.

Nkhotakota Police Public Relations Officer, Sergeant Paul Malimwe, confirmed the incident and the arrest of the accused in an interview on Thursday.

He said mother to the victim noticed some strange behaviour from the daughter which prompted her to dig more.

“Upon asking her what exactly happened, the victim disclosed to her mother that she has been sleeping with her father since February, 2021,” he said.

Malimwe said the mother reported the matter to Nkhotakota Police where she was referred to Nkhotakota District Hospital for examination.

According to Malimwe, results from the hospital revealed that the victim had been indeed defiled and was five months pregnant.

He said following the results, police arrested the suspect and charged him with incest, contrary to Section 157 of the Penal Code.

The accused will appear in court soon to answer the charge.

Mana

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