A 41-year-old local farmer identified as Kasusu Lephat has hanged himself in a mango tree after being caught red handed defiling his stepdaughter.
Mangochi Police Station public relations officer, Sub Inspector Amina Tepani Daudi said on the evening of August 7, 2021, Lephat was caught red handed by his wife defiling his 8-year-old stepdaughter in the bathroom.
“Before he ran away, his wife blasted him against the evil act and warned that she was going to report the matter to Police. The next morning by-passers found him hanging in a mango tree at a nearby village,” said Daudi.
The matter was then reported at Chimwala Police Unit where police officers rushed to the scene and took the dead body to Chimwala Health Centre where postmortem indicated suffocation as the cause of death.
Lephat hailed from Changali village, Traditional Authority Chimwala in Mangochi.
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