MZIMBA (Malawi NewsNow) – A 35-year-old man, suspected to have defiled a eleven-year-old girl, has been arrested in Mzimba district.

Tinkhani Beza allegedly defiled a girl he took to his house and promised to give her MK200 as a token for quenching his libido.

Mzimba plice station spokesman constable Kanjauso said: “An elder sister to the victim noticed him and quickly reported the issue to her mother who indeed found them inside the house. She reported to police who arrested the man.”

However, by that time the little girl was bleeding heavily in her private parts and a medical examination conducted at Mzimba district hospital confirmed she was indeed defiled.

Beza is currently in police custody waiting to be prosecuted on charges of defilement which is contrary to section 138 of the penal code.

The maximum penalty for the offence is life imprisonment.

The suspect, who is said to be a married man with two children, hails from Simeon Mvula village in the area of Inkosi Ya Makosi M’mbelwa V in Mzimba district.