A couple in Ntcheu died on Monday after the two had picked a quarrel over a bag of maize.
Ntcheu Police Public Relations Officer Sub Inspector Hastings Chigalu told Malawi News Agency (Mana) that the two had allegedly picked up a quarrel over a bag of maize which the husband wanted to sell in order to settle his debts.
â€śThe issue did not go well with the wife which prompted the husband, Aubrey James, to assault his wife, Lyness Million, with a metal bar,â€ť said Chigalu.
He said Million got unconscious and was rushed to Nsipe Health Centre in the district where she was pronounced dead upon arrival.
â€śAngered by the death of the woman, people in the community mobilized themselves and resorted to assaulting the suspect to death,â€ť said Chigalu.
Million hailed from Zidana Village, Traditional Authority (TA) Kwataine whilst Aubrey James came from Zidana Village in Senior Chief Kwataineâ€™s area.
Meanwhile, police in the district have condemned both incidents that have led to the loss of the two lives.
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