Police at Balaka are keeping in custody an 18 year old boy for allegedly raping a 69 year old granny.

The suspect Chifundo Chausa 18, defiled the victim at her home during the night of December 31, 2014.

Balaka Police Spokesperson Sub-inspector Joseph Sauka confirmed of the development in an interview with Faceofmalawi.

Sauka said the suspect was heavily armed when he forced himself on the granny and he threatened to kill her if she did not take his orders.

“The victim said she cried for help but no one came to her rescue because she lives alone and her house is at an isolated place and she was finally raped,” said Sauka.

After the incident the victim reported the matter to the chief and the chief together with the villagers hunted for the suspect and apprehended him.

Medical examination conducted at Balaka District Hospital proved that the victim was really raped.

Meanwhile the suspect is currently in Police custody waiting to appear in Court to answer rape charges.

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