Machinga police publicist Davie Sulumba has confirmed the arrest of a 72-year-old man for raping his 4-year-old granddaughter.

It is reported that the suspect, Robert Kafantaye stays near her granddaughter` parents just some metres away.

Sulumba said on August 22, the victim`s grandmother had noticed that the child was having difficulties in walking but she did not disclose what had caused the problem when she was asked.

“The following day, the victim was seen coming from toilet while crying and had blood coming out of her privates. After she was asked, she revealed that her grandfather had twice dragged her into his house where he defiled her, Sulumba said.

Medical results revealed that the young girl was indeed defiled.

Kafantaye is to appear in court to answer defilement charges contrary to section 138 of the penal code.

He comes from Nantunga village, T/A Chikweo.

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