A 12 year-old girl of Chama District, in the Eastern province, who was allegedly defiled by her uncle, has died.
Chama District Victim Support Coordinator Lackson Zimba confirmed to ZANIS that the minor died yesterday in Chama district hospital.
Mr. Zimba said the girl, who was a Grade 5 pupil, died a few days after being admitted to the hospital following the defilement.
Mr. Zimba told ZANIS that the girl had informed the police that she had for a long time been repeatedly defiled by her 24 year-old uncle who looked after her.
She had narrated to police that the uncle threatened to kill her if she told anyone about the defilement.
She narrated that her uncle was a very violent man adding that at one time when she tried to fight him off he fractured her shoulder.
An X-ay taken at Chama District Hospital revealed that she suffered a broken collar bone.
The uncle has since been arrested and charged him with defilement contrary to section 138, cap 87 of the laws of Zambia.