A four-year old girl has been kidnapped from her family home by unknown assailants who raped her in a nearby cabin in a horrific incident that has left Avondale West residents shocked.The traumatic rape incident happened in Avondale West during the early hours of Friday morning.
The yet-to-be-identified persons daringly entered the girl’s family house through a window and kidnapped her. Two cell phones were also stolen.
The minorâ€™s parents only realised their daughter was missing later and made a police report.
The minorâ€™s father was at a loss for words about the horrific incident which he said will live to torment him for the rest of his life.
â€œWhat happened is very painful, but I suspect those who stay in a nearby squatter camp could be responsible. I am at a loss as to whether my child will ever forget this incident,â€ he said.
The girl was later found at a backyard cabin at a house about five hundred metres away from her home. It is suspected the rape incident took place in the cabin.
â€œWe saw the girl in the cabin crying, unable to say what had happened and we took her to her family home,â€ said one resident.
Police have so far arrested four suspects who are currently detained at Avondale Police Station.
The sad incident also provoked the feelings of the aggrieved familyâ€™s neighbours who said if arrested, the criminals behind the horrific act should face the full wrath of the law.
The four-year old girl was taken to Harare Central Hospital for medical examinations and treatment.