A 28-year-old man identified as Chimwemwe Jimmu, has been murdered by an angry mob after being caught stealing tobacco in Kasungu district.
The incident, police have confirmed, occurred during the night of Sunday 21st February, 2016 in Chamkoma Village,T/A Santhe in the district.
Kasungu police spokesperson sub inspector Edna Mzingwitsa told Nyasa Times that the deceased was caught stealing tobacco from Noah Phiri.
He was assaulted severely by an angry mob after Phiri had shouted for help.
Well -wishers rushed him to Chigodi Police who referred him to Chigodi Health Centre where he died while receiving treatment.
Postmortem examination conducted revealed that death occurred due to internal bleeding.
The deceased hailed from Chitakwala village, T/A Chidzuma in Kasungu district.
Meanwhile, police are investigating the matter.