Malawi Police at Area 3 uinit in the Capital Lilongwe are keeping in custody an 11-year-old boy (name withheld on ethical grounds) for killing 12-year-old boy in Chisapo area in the capital.
Lilongwe police spokesperson Kingsly Dandaula says the suspect killed the decease after the two quarrelled and exchanged blows over unpaid fritters sold by the deceased on Sunday.
“The deceased was selling the fritters some of which the 11 year old ate without paying money. A fight ensued regarding non-payment but some elders interfered and the matter was resolved,” he said.
Dandaula said after a while the aggressor came back and stabbed the deceased in the chest with a knife.
“He was pronounced dead on arrival at Likuni Hospital,” he said.
He said angry resident retaliated on Tuesday after the burial by burning two houses belonging to the suspect’s family in protesting against the murder of the innocent 12-year- old boy.
Dandaula says the police are currently investigating the murder, theft and arson for further action.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :