Police in Salima have arrested a 23 year Madalitso Malowa, for allegedly killing his five months-old daughter while fighting with his wife on family matters.
Confirming of the development with FaceofMalawi, Salima Police Public Relations Officer, Gift Chitowe, said the committed the offence on Sunday May 17, 2015 at Kambwiri village the district which followed his arrest on the same day.
According to the PRO, the suspect was fighting with his wife after they got into a family dispute and as they were fighting, the wife was carrying the five months daughter on her back as Malowa’s punch which was aimed for her wife ended landing at his daughter who fainted on the spot.
Chitowe further said the deceased was rushed to Salima district hospital where she was pronounced dead upon arrival as the medical personnel said the baby died due to head injuries.
“This is very unfortunate as an innocent child died due to misunderstanding of family issues instead of settling them amicably. Then, we arrested the man immediately when the matter was reported to us as one of the domestic violence cases”, said Chitowe.
Malowa hails from Kambwiri village, Traditional Authority (T.A) Kambwiri in Salima district as he remains in police custody waiting to appear before court to answer murder charges.