Police in Mangochi are hunting for twelve unknown criminals who nearly killed Asidi Mponda (48), by pouring acidic liquid mixed with petrol and robbed him property worth K730,000-00.
According to Mangochi deputy Police spokes person sub inspector Amina Tepani Daudi the incident occurred on the wee hours of May 10, 2021 in the area of Traditional Authority Katuli.
According to wife of the victim, the couple heard a big bang on the front door of their house.
Suddenly, unknown criminals stormed the house and they dragged her husband to a nearby graveyard.
Daudi said that the assailants hacked Mponda three times in the head with panga knives, poured acidic liquid mixed with petrol all over his body, before running away with his Lifo motorbike blue in color, three bicycles and one blanket.
His wife reported the matter at Katuli Police Unit who visited the scene of incident and found 2 bottles and 8 plastic jumbo smelling petrol.
Currently, Mponda is admitted at Mangochi district hospital where he is battling his life with burn wounds.
Meanwhile , Police is appealing to the community to provide hints that may lead to the arrest of the culprits.
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