A mob in Ntchisi has killed a man, 51, in anger for his attempt to rescue the person whom they wanted to kill.

Sub Inspector Richard Mwakayoka Kaponda, Ntchisi Police Public Relations Officer confirmed the development and identified the deceased as Chikadewa Gumazi who was killed on yesterday at Dziya village, Traditional Authority Nthondo in the district.

“We are currently hunting for unknown assailants who killed the man and injured another.” He said

According to Kaponda the other who has been injured by the mob is brother in-law to the deceased, Mackloud Nkhombwera, 42, from the area.

He said the mob was looking for Nkhombwera over the death of man identified as Steven Chimulu who died of poisoning three months ago.

“The relatives of Chimulu held Nkhombwera responsible for the death. Now, on April 7, 2020 the late Chimulu’s relatives went to the house of Nkhombwera and assaulted him over the suspicion.

In course of assaulting him, his brother in-law, Chikadewa Gumazi attempted to rescue him, but the angry relatives turned against him, and they beat him to death.” Explained Ntchisi Police PRO.

He said the injured man was rushed to Ntchisi District Hospital where he is currently admitted. Butpostmortem conducted revealed that death was due to severe head injuries and loss of blood.

The late Gumazi hailed from Chifwerekete village, Traditional Authority Nthondo in Ntchisi district.

“Police are advising the general public not to take the law into their own hands.” He advised

Source : Beyond FM

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