Couple murder own daughter: ‘She was source of family wrangles’

Police in Dedza is keeping in custody wife and husband for murdering own daughter, saying the child was source of endless family wrangles.

This incident occurs at a time when cases of murder, child dumping and abortion are at the increase in the country which infringes on the right to life as stipulated in chapter four of the Constitution.

In an interview with Dedza Police Public Relations Officer Sergeant Edward Kabango said the couple, Jossam Benard husband and Eunice Freya wife had agreed to terminate the life of child as condition of living a happy marriage life.

“The couple murdered Eunice Jossam who was born before they married. Police established that the two married after realising that Eunice was impregnated which the husband Jossam accepted responsibility” said Kabango.

He added, “but soon after the child was born the husband doubted on the child’s father, saying she did resemble neither him nor his relatives. This made the husband believe that the wife was going about with other men during their relationship.”

Kabango further said the two on June 20, 2015 agreed to cheat on their relatives that the child had developed a cough over night and were going to seek medical treatment at Dedza District Hospital.

But midway to the hospital they agreed to stop at a thicket where they jointly killed her by gagging deceased’s mouth and stifling her throat respectively that instantly died of suffocation.

After completing their mission they took the dead body home mourning in disguise but, the figure prints on the neck raised eye brows of the elderly in the village at the time they wanted to perform funeral bathing rituals.

“Upon rising suspicions from the figure marks on the neck the cleaning ritual was halted by the village head and immediately called police to the scene.

“We arrested the two and it transpired during interrogations that they killed the daughter so that they bear a new child and continue with a new and happy life, saying the child was a stumbling block” he said.

Medical reports from Dedza District Hospital confirmed that she died of suffocation.

The two will appear before court soon to answer murder charges according to section 209 0f the penal code.–MANA

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6 years ago

A Cursed Couple,zoonz osathandizanapo nzeru apa!

6 years ago

When northerners work hard in school they try to avoid illiteracy of highest order like this one. Pleeeeeaase ntchito “okulu-okulu odapita eeee ayeee sinkaona pofikira ineee” nyau lekani go to school and get education. A child if does not resemble any one of his/her parents, she could mayb resemble one of your old old relatives or doesnt resemble anyone at all, it does not matter!!!!. Mubereka wina??? May God make you barren for you don’t deserve parenthood.

6 years ago

we say eye 4 an eye. God z wonderful, luk the way He revealed a secreat sin to float. An innocent child z crying. thus a wrong turn it’s a sacred blood they have shade, u ‘ll b hunted 4eva

6 years ago

Although God Can’t Happy With This Immoral Punish Them

6 years ago

Forgive them “for they don’t know what they are doing”. Show them love and counsill them. It seems they love each other so much.

6 years ago

anthu ena amafunna mavuto dala,
zopsa za zii

alick fwaya nkhatabay boy

Punishement baxi

6 years ago

Wasted family

muthu muoneke
muthu muoneke
6 years ago

It will be a cell marriage

6 years ago


1.onse akatseketse,asadzabelekenso chifukwa adzachitanso nsanje

2.akaikidwe ndende imodzi cifujwa ndi akambuku angakadye anzawo

3.anthuwa ngofunika theological training + mental treatment

4. Though God says You shall not judge but it also says that How can you know that someone is wrong without judging? The couple need a punishment with no mercy

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