Police in Mumbwa have arrested a 19 year old boy of Nangoma for allegedly raping a 99 year old woman.
Central Province, Police Commissioner Chola Katanga, confirmed to the Zambia News and Information Services(ZANIS) that the incident happened at Kasalu village yesterday, around 20:00 hours.
Mr Katanga, explained that the incident occurred when the victims’ daughter Naomi Sekele was selling at the shop leaving the old lady in the custody of her grandchildren, who also went to the shop to pick up the milk, thus leaving the old lady alone.
He said it was at that point that 19 year old, Bless Kapepe took advantage of the loose situation and pounced on the old lady, causing her to bleed heavily . “When the family went back home, they found the rapist busy in the act with a motionless old lady heavily bleeding and Kapepe was apprehended when he attempted to run away,” Mr Katanga explained.
The victim was later taken to Nangoma mission hospital, while the suspected rapist is in police custody.