In Dedza,A 40-year-old man who is on the run has hacked his wife to death in a fit of jealousy.

The incident occurred between the night of Sunday and Monday at Lumwira Village, Traditional Authority Kasumbu in the district.

Simthawika Sibombe allegedly murdered his 35-year-old wife, Sipeniya David.

He has since been at large.

It is said that the couple had not been getting along with one another for some time as the husband was often jealous of his wife.

On Sunday around 4 pm the wife set off to see her sister who was admitted to Kanyama Mission Health Centre which is within the area.

Her jealous husband who was away at that time ambushed her near the graveyard.

The hubby emerged from the bush and hacked David with a panga knife to death and fled from the scene.

Both David’s hands were badly cut and she had also suffered injuries to her forehead.

Her body was taken to Dedza District Hospital and the postmortem results revealed that her death was due to head injuries.

Police officers have since inspected the crime scene and registered a case of murder against Sibombe which is contrary to section 209 of Penal code.

Meanwhile, Dedza Police Station has launched a manhunt to arrest the suspect.

The duo are survived by two children.

In 2019 the station registered 31 murder cases while in 2018 the station registered 20 cases.

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