THREE girls have been defiled in three separate incidents in Isoka district of Muchinga Province, Police Commissioner Auxensio Daka has confirmed. Mr. Daka disclosed that the crimes happened at the weekend. He said the first defilement case was in Kalungu village and involved a father who defiled his 12-year-old daughter. The commissioner said in the second case, a 42-year-old man named as Peter Simukoko defiled a juvenile of the same village over the weekend. Mr. Daka said both victims sustained injuries and police have since arrested the two suspects. “The suspects are in police custody and they are both of the same area. The victims sustained painful cuts on their private parts due to forced penetration,” Mr. Daka said. And in the third case, Mr. Daka disclosed that a 15-year-old girl was defiled by unknown people along Kasoka river in unclear circumstances. The victim’s sister Brenda Mwandila reported the matter to police after discovering that her sister was in a state of confusion after she was defiled. Mr. Daka said police had not made any arrest in the case which occurred on Sunday at about 13:30 hours. “The matter was immediately reported to the police after the incident occurred; the victim’s sister was the one who reported the matter upon discovering something unusual about the victim’s behaviour,” he said. He said police have since launched a manhunt for the defilers.