A 41-year-old identified as Kasusu Lephat has committed suicide after being caught defiling his stepdaughter on Saturday evening August 7 in Mangochi.

Mangochi Police spokesperson, Amina Daudi has confirmed the development saying Lephat was caught red-handed by his wife defiling as he was defiling his 8-year-old stepdaughter in the bathroom.

According to Daudi, Lephat fled the area as the wife was reporting the matter to Police.

The next morning, some people found him hanging in a mango tree in a nearby village.

The matter was reported at Chimwala Police Unit were police officers rushed to the scene and took the dead body to Chimwala Health Centre.

Postmortem indicated suffocation as the cause of death.

Lephat hailed from Changali village, Traditional Authority Chimwala in Mangochi

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