A 22-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly attempting to rape his 24-year-old married cousin in Malawi.
It was alleged that the young man identified as Sitifano Yosefi tried to rape hos cousin in her matrimonial home.
According to the Dedza police deputy Publicist, Sergeant Cassim Manda, on October 10, 2021, around 21:00 hours, the woman (name withheld) decided to go to bed after she got tired of waiting for her husband who was yet to return home at the time.
In her sleep, she suddenly felt that someone was caressing her body. At first, she thought it was a dream but she later realized that a person was rubbing her body.
The woman opened her eyes and to her dismay she saw that the person caressing her body was Sitifano, her aunt’s son.
It was said that the woman cautioned him but the suspect insisted that he wanted to have sex with her.
Furious with his reply, the woman held Sitifano tightly and shouted for help. But before people came to the scene, the suspect had overpowered the woman and ran away.
The victim reported the matter to village headman Chimpikizo where Sitifano was summoned. Chimpikizo later referred both the victim and the suspect to Dedza Police Station where Sitifano was locked in custody for indecent assault.
Preliminary police investigation revealed that early this year Sitifano was also caught attempting to sexually abuse his biological sister but the case was settled within the family.