Police on the Copperbelt Province are hunting for criminals for defiling a five year old girl of Kitwes’ Kawama compound.

The incident is reported to have occurred on Monday March 6, 2023 at 01:50 hours, when unknown criminals broke into house no 6627 new Kawama compound by dislodging blocks and gained access to the room where two children were sleeping while the parents were asleep in another room.

Uncle to the victim, Micheal Mwange who reported the incident to the police narrated that the victim was abducted and taken to an unknown location where she was defiled.

He said neighbours in the location rescued the child after being alerted by the noise, adding that the child was found alone.

Copperbelt Province Commanding Officer Peacewell Mweemba confirmed the development and stated that police are yet to make an arrest in the case.