Police officers have launched a manhunt for a suspect after a 7-year-old girl form Chipangali has been raped and strangled.
According to the Eastern Province police commissioner Luckson Sakala, the incident happened on Monday between 5 am and 8 am.
The report about the incident has been received from the victim’s mother.
It is reported that the child was left at the house with her siblings.
The girl allegedly told her siblings that she was going to join the parents in the fields.
The victim’s body was found a few meters away from the place where she was last seen.
The body was deposited at Chipata Central Hospital Mortuary.