Mulanje police hunt for suspected murderers – Capital Radio Malawi
24 September, 2023

Mulanje police hunt for suspected murderers

Police in Mulanje  are looking for unknown assailants who assaulted to death a 23 year old man for allegedly  stealing a bag of maize.

Mulanje police spokesperson, Innocent Moses has confirmed the development.

Moses has identified the victim  as Patrick Kalawa.

According to Moses the incident occurred between the night of 25-26 April 2023 at Mwanakhu Trading center in the district.

It is reported that the deceased was a well known criminal who was released from jail  in 2022.

He was also arrested on April 6, 2023 for theft but was released on court bail.

Moses explains that during the night of 26 April, people around the area were on high alert following a spate of house break-in cases.

“Later the same night, he was seen carrying a bag of maize walking past the trading center,” explains Moses.

This raised suspicion which led to his assault and death by a mob.

A medical report From Chambe Health Centre confirmed  that death was due to severe loss of blood secondary to multiple wounds.

Meanwhile, police are warning people from taking the law into their hands and will arrest all perpetrators.

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