An angry mob in Chiringa in Phalombe district on Wednesday assaulted a mentally challenged person who later died while receiving medical attention.
The deceased has been identified as Boniface Palapasa, 51, from Phodogoma village, T/A Nazombe in the district.
According to police, an angry mob attacked Palapasa after he had grievously injured another person with a stone.
”The incident angered people around the area. They then mobilised themselves and pounced on Palapasa until members of community policing intervened,” explained Phalombe police Publicist, Augustus Nkhwazi.
Alarmed by the condition of Palapasa, law-enforcers rushed him to Chiringa Parish Hospital where he died while receiving treatment.
Post-mortem results indicate that Palapasa died due to severe tissue injury as he was heavily assaulted.
Meanwhile, Fyson Mulunguzi who was stoned by the deceased was treated as an outpatient.
Police have since instituted investigations into the matter.