Two women in Nkhotakota are in police custody for allegedly scorching a nine-year- old-boy suspected of stealing relish.
The victim is Shukulani Sinani a standard one at Nkhotakota Primary.
Spokesperson for Nkhotakota police , Kaitano Lubrino said Sinani reported to the police that he was scorched by her grandmother Veronica Banda 49, after being suspected of stealing relish meant for supper.
After accusing her grandson, Banda is said to have reported the matter to her sister-in-marriage, Ellen Latibu , 61, who is the boy’s guardian, and the two, together tied both hands of the victim and started scorching him with burning fire.
“We arrested the two women and charged them with an offence of unlawful wounding. The two are expected to appear before court soon”, said Lubrino.
The suspects come from Penema Village in the area of senior Chief Malengachanzi in the district.
Meanwhile the victim has been admitted at Nkhotakota Hospital.