In Dedza, Malawi, police detained a 22-year-old man on suspicion of attempting to rape his 24-year-old married relative.
Sitifano Yosefi of Chimpikizo village in the region of Traditional Authority Kamenyagwaza in Dedza District has been named as the suspect.
According to Sergeant Cassim Manda, a Dedza police deputy publicist, on October 10, 2021, at 21:00 hours, the woman (name withheld) chose to go to bed because she was weary of waiting for her husband, who was not at home at the time.
She felt someone stroking her body as she was fast asleep.
She initially mistook it for a dream, but she soon realised that someone was stroking her body.
She then saw Sitifano, her aunt’s son, was caressing her and informed him what he was doing was an abomination and immoral conduct. Sitifano, on the other hand, insisted on having sex with her.
The woman, enraged by his response, grabbed Sitifano and yelled for aid. However, before anyone arrived, the suspect had overpowered the victim and fled.