A 22-year-old has been arrested by Blantyre police in Milare for hitting to stone his father with a glass bottle over mangoes.

Blantyre Police Station public relations officer, Sub-Inspector Augustus Nkhwazi identified the suspect as Arthur Maliro who committed the offence on Sunday at around 11:30.

It is reported that during that time, the suspect was plucking green mangoes from a nearby tree when his father came and advised him to stop saying that the mangoes were not ripe yet.

“This angered the suspect who picked a glass bottle, threw it and hit his father in the head. He fell down, collapsed and was rushed to Mpemba health centre where he was pronounced dead,”said the PRO.

Nkhwazi said the dead body of the man is being kept at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital pending postmortem examination.

Both the deceased, George Maliro, 58 and the suspect hail from Nsomba village traditional authority Nsomba in Blantyre.

The suspect will be taken before court as soon as police investigations are finalised to answer charges of murder.

 

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