Police in Mzuzu are keeping in custody a 19-year-old young man for allegedly stabbing her sister to death
The deceased has been identified as Esnart Tchuwa aged 34, of Thete Kalinda village , T/A Mbwana in Nkhatabay district.
The suspect was reportedly staying with his sister and her two children in Mchengautuba township within Mzuzu, since the husband traveled to South Africa a couple of months ago.
During the night of Saturday, 20th February, 2021, the suspect, Anthony Tchuwa slept in the house with her sister while the children had gone to sleep in their shop adjust to the house.
Around mid night, an immediate neighbour heard a cry for help originating from the next door. This prompted her to go out on a mission to establish what had gone wrong with her neighbour. When she got there, she reportedly failed to enter the house since it was locked.
She reportedly, went back to team up with other neighbors for rescue. Upon their return, they reportedly found the door widely open and the deceased laying at the sitting room in a pool of blood oazing from multiple stub wounds.
The rescue team, went into the bedroom of the suspect to check if he had survived the tragedy. Only to discover a knife coated with blood, on his bed.
They later, rushed the victim to Mzuzu Central Hospital where she was confirmed dead.
Postmortem conducted at the Health facility, indicated that death was due to severe lose of blood. The body of the deceased is laying at the hospital mortuary awaiting burial arrangements.
The residents launched a search for the assailants only to discover that the suspect was hiding in the nearby uncompleted house.
They apprehended him and was later taken to Mzuzu Police Station where he was locked up and charged with murder, which infringes section 209 of the penal code and attracts a maximum sentence of death or life imprisonment with hard labor.
Police are still investigating on the motive behind the brutal murder. The suspect is expected to appear before court soon.
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