Police in Kafulafuta in Masaiti district on the Copperbelt province have arrested three men of the same family aged 20, 23 and 28 for allegedly gang rapping a 75-year-old woman.
Copperbelt Police Commissioner, Elias Chushi confirmed the development in a statement that police arrested the trio after they were positively identified by the victim.
Mr. Chushi said the matter was reported to Kafulafuta police by the son to the victim, whose name has been withheld, who found his mother lying unconsciously in the nearby bush.
“Please be informed that we have arrested three suspects all from the same family for allegedly gang rapping a 75-year-old woman at Mukoko village in Senior Chief Mushili’s area in Masaiti district.
The suspects after being positively identified by the victim have been arrested and are in police custody,” Mr. Chushi said.
He said the incidence occurred on February 8, 2021 at around 20:20 hours within Mukoko village.
And according to son to the victim, the ordeal occurred on Saturday, February, 8 2021 at around 20:30 hours and was only informed about it through a phone call on Sunday, February 9,2021 that his mother was found lying in the bush in unconscious state.
He said he received a call from a Good Samaritan informing him that his mother was found in the nearby bush laying and rushed to the scene to see what he had heard.
And Masaiti district hospital authorities said the victim sustained painful private parts, a cut on the left eye, bleeding from the ears, mouth and bruised neck.
One of the family female members revealed to the hospital authorities that 3 used condoms and an empty cup beloved to have been used to consume alcohol were found near the victim.