A 39-year-old man of Nakatindi compound in Sesheke district of the Western province has committed suicide after defiling his 12-year-old step daughter.
Western province Police Commissioner Standwell Lungu identified the man as Mukole Malumo aged 39 -years of Matale village, Chief Sifuwe in Mulobezi district.
Mr Lungu disclosed the development in an interview with ZANIS in Sesheke today adding that Malumo took his life by hanging himself with his shirt while in police custody in the early hours of Monday,20th April 2015.
Mr Lungu explained that on Sunday the 18th of April, 2015 Mukole Malumo took advantage of his wife who had gone to the neighbours where she was watching television and defiled his step daughter.He said when his wife went back home at around 21:00 hours, she caught Malumo him red handed defiling the 12- year- old girl.
It was then that the wife decided to call their neighbours to come and see what her husband was doing and in this process Malumo fled.Mr Lungu said Malumo had been on the run for a day and through the help of the neighbourhood watch he was caught on the 20th of April and brought back home to discuss the matter.
When asked as to why he decided to have canal knowledge with a minor, Malumo disclosed to the members of the community that it was because his wife denied having sex with him and she had always been putting on skin tight clothes when sleeping.
Malumo pleaded to his wife and the community to solve the mater at their home but his wife and the community refused and took him to the police where he was detained for defilement.
The 12- year old minor disclosed that her step father has been sleeping with her for about 2 years now,she said he threatened to kill her if she disclosed to anyone.
The juvenile has since been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection.The body of the 39-year-old Malumo is lying in Yeta district hospital mortuary awaiting post-mortem and burial.