Pakistani national arrested for defiling 15-year old girl hidden in a freezer
Police in Liwonde, Machinga district have arrested a Pakistan national over defilement charges.
The suspect, identified as Raja Zeeshan, is said to have defiled a 15 year-old girl.
“The suspect had been defiling the victim for over two weeks,” said Inspector Joseph Sauka, Eastern Region Police spokesperson.
The victim left her home “Liwonde” on 3rd August, 2016 claiming that she was going to Zomba to see relations. Since then, her parents were thinking that the victim was in Zomba until Thursday 18th when they were tipped by well wishers that the victim was seen in the suspect’s shop which is within Liwonde Township.
Friday morning, the victim’s parents went to ask the suspect of the rumour that he was keeping their daughter but he denied.
Not convinced with the response, the parents reported the matter to Liwonde Police who went to the suspect’s house. When asked of the girl’s whereabouts, the suspect denied keeping her. But upon searching the house, the girl was found hidden in a deep freezer which was not connected to electricity.
The victim was then taken to Machinga District Hospital for examination and it proved that she was really defiled.
The suspect is still in Police custody and is expected to appear before court soon where he will answer a case of defilement of girls under the age of 16 which is contrary to Section 138 (1) of the Penal code.
Raja Zeeshan comes from Pakistan and stays at Liwonde Township.