Three people have been stoned to death by an angry mob on allegations they were practicing witchcraft in Dowa.

The angry mob has also set ablaze houses of the three deceased.

Dowa Police Publicist Sub-inspector Gladson M’bumpha has confirmed of the development in an interview with the press, saying the incident happened in the area of Gogo village, Traditional Authority Chiwere in the district.

According to M’bumpha, the villagers allege that a village headman, who is among those killed, was suspected to have had a hand in the death of a certain boy in the village.

The law enforces have since arrested 12 people for allegedly taking part in the incident.

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