Police in Kasama have arrested a 65 year old man for defiling a five year old girl.
Northern Province Police Commissioner Mary Chikwanda disclosed this during commemorations of the International Women’s Day in Kasama on Thursday.
Ms Chikwanda identified the 65-year-old man as Shi-Bwalya who allegedly defiled a girl of Mulenga hills.
In another incident, a 45-year-old casual worker of Malama Basic School has allegedly forced himself on a 13-year-old girl of
the same school.
Ms Chikwanda says the two suspects are in police custody and will soon appear in court.
And Ms Chikwanda has disclosed that 99 cases of defilement and 138 cases of wife battery have been recorded in Northern Province from January to-date.
She has urged members of the public not to hide cases of gender based violence in communities but report them to the police so that appropriate action can be taken against the culprits.
Meanwhile, hundreds of women, who turned up to celebrate this years International Women’s Day, have strongly condemned rising statistics of defilement cases in Northern Province.