VILLAGERS are living in fear of a 17-year-old boy who is allegedly a serial r_apist.
According to Nyasa Times newspaper, the boy (name withheld) started terrorising children last year in his hometown of Chamama Trading Centre in Kasungu district, central Malawi.
At the age of 16 he allegedly r_aped and sodomised nine children before being sent to Chilway Reformatory Centre in the southern town of Zomba.
But only two months since he returned home, the teenager is apparently once again attacking local kids.
The newspaper reports that he has raped two more girls and a boy, and is now on the run.
Senior Group Village Head Msola is quoted as saying: “We feel the police are failing us on this matter. We have been sending the boy to them only for him to be released days later until he was sent to Chilwa Reformatory Centre.
“Surprisingly, two months ago the boy came back and as if this is not enough he continued with his bad habit.”
But Sub Inspector Teresa Msukwa of Kasungu Police Station Victim Support Unit said: “The boy ran away from the reformatory centre in Zomba and we are doing all we can to re-arrest him.”
What makes the villagers situation even more difficult is that there is no local police unit at Chamama, said the report.