Two women in Mangochi have died in separate incidents where one was killed in cold blood while the other committed suicide,Police Public Relations Officer, Inspector Rodrick Maida has confirmed.
According to Maida, Ajida Yunusu (30) is believed to have been murdered between Mbuzi village and Kambiya hills on her way to buy some accessories.
Maida said the deceased left her village for Chimwala Trading Centre to do some shopping after selling her crop produce.
“It has been established that the woman was murdered by some people who knew that she had K60, 000 cash realised from some pigeon peas that she sold. She used a footpath passing through Kambiya hills,” Maida said.
He added that Yunusu left her home on August 10, 2016 and was discovered in a decomposed state by women who went to fetch firewood in the hills.
“There were blood stains all over the surrounding area and on the underwear of the deceased which were removed from her body,” the police publicist added.
According to Maida, postmortem conducted at Mangochi District Hospital confirmed that the deceased was indeed murdered.
“Enquiries are underway to trace the perpetrators of the crime,” he said.
Yunusu hailed from Issa Village in the area of Traditional Authority Chimwala in Mangochi.”
In a related development, a 51 year old woman identified as Olivia Joseph was found dead in her house Monday, a situation that was attributed as suicide.
Commenting on the matter, Maida said the deceased’s brother who lives in a nearby house became suspicious when his sister was not coming out of the house in the morning.
“He, therefore, knocked at the door but there was no response. Later he broke the door only to find his sister hanging to the roof already dead,” said Maida.
He said a postmortem at Mangochi District Hospital revealed that death was due to strangulation.
Olivia Joseph came from Likungiwati Village in the area of T/A Chowe in Mangochi.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :