Police in Chitipa are looking for some villagers from Mweneitulo village who are suspected to have killed an elderly man identified as Jamu Chizumila from Mweneitulo village, in the area of Senior Chief Mwenemisuku in the district.

It was reported that Chizumila was killed over allegations that he failed to take part in construction of a school building at Namutegha Primary School.

Chitipa Police Station Public Relations Officer Gladwell Simwaka said some angry villagers followed Chizumila to his house after the community work.

The angry villagers took away all his livestock as a punishment and assaulted him, and later he was taken to Chitipa district hospital where he died

Postmortem conducted at Chitipa District revealed that the suspected died as a result of severe head injuries.

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