Police in Kasungu district are keeping in custody a 16-year-old boy for allegedly raping an 18-year-old girl after intoxicating her with alcohol.
Kasungu Public Relations Officer, Harry Mwaza said the suspect, Joseph Banda took the victim to a nearby shop where he bought her beer.
After she got drunk, Banda took her into a nearby church building where he tied her before starting raping her.
“We have arrested the suspect. He committed the offence on Wednesday (15th June, 2016),” said Mwaza.
According to Mwaza, the girl was rescued by some community members after she screamed for help.
Banda hails from Katenje village, T/A Santhe in the district and will soon appear before court to answer the charge of rape.