Man arrested for raping mentally challenged neighbor
Laison Chitumbwi, a 42-year-old man, was arrested after allegedly raping his mentally challenged neighbor who is 21 years old.
The resident of Hatcliffe Extension who is currently detained at Borrowdale Police Station awaiting a court appearance initially proposed a romantic relationship to his victim which she turned down.
He sneaks in whenever she was alone to rape her. The Harare provincial police spokesperson Inspector Luckmore Chakanza confirmed the arrest and said that the victim was referred to Parirenyatwa Group Hospitals for medical examination.
The police are investigating a case involving a mentally challenged woman who is reported to have been raped several times by her neighbor.
Circumstances are that sometime in January, the accused person went to the victim’s house when she was alone and proposed love to her, but she turned down his advances.
The accused person went back for the second time and found the victim alone and lied that he wanted to marry her. He dragged her into the house, locked the door, and raped her once without protection.
He continued to visit the victim whenever she was alone and raped her. The matter came to light when the victim narrated her ordeal to her grandmother leading to the arrest of the suspect.