Malawi Police in Rumphi have arrested a suspect in a horrible murder of a family of three from Rumphi who had gone to Lilongwe to buy a vehicle.
The three, a husband, wife and a five year old daughter were killed and had their heads severed.
Their bodies were found in Bunda hills forest.
Police say they have arrested Sekile Zunda, 23 from Monga village in Chief Zoloke’s area in Rumphi and a relation to the deceased man.
The police said the suspect accompanied the family to buy the vehicle.
The deceased are 43 year old Chawinga, a head teacher at a community day secondary school and had just upgraded from primary school, his wife and daughter.
The three left Rumphi for Lilongwe some weeks ago to buy a vehicle.
On the day they missed, they informed their relations that they were at Road Traffic Department for the registration of the vehicle.
The vehicle is still missing and police believe the sellers of the vehicle had a hand in the kkillings.