Police in Francistown are investigating a bizarre incident of which an 11-year-old boy was raped by an assailant on the 6th of February near Francistown Golf Course. The boy, who is a primary school student, was on his way home from school.
The Officer Commanding No.15 District, Senior Superintendent Alakanani Makobo, confirmed the incident to the Sunday Standard on Friday.
┬á“The boy was coming from school in the afternoon when he met this assailant who raped him and then escaped into the nearby bushes,” he said.
Makobo added that the boy then ran home and reported the incident to his parents who then alerted the police. He said the culprit is still on the run and police investigations are ongoing.
He said that although cases of that nature are not rampant in the area, they have registered a few similar cases in the past years. He appealed to the public to help the police with information to arrest the culprit.
Meanwhile, Makobo said that they are investigating a case of murder in which a 30-year-old woman was found dead with stab wounds at the farms near Monarch location in Francistown on the 2nd of February.
He said that they had arrested a 36-year-old ┬áman who is still in custody and helping them with investigations.
“We are still in the dark as to what led to the murder of the woman and we are still busy with investigations. We arrested a 36-year-old man who is in custody and is helping us with investigations,” he said.