A 17-year-old boy, who was employed as house boy by a murdered family in Dedza is considered to be prime suspect though he is still at large.
Dedza police spokesperson, Edward Kabango, said police has launched a manhunt for the boy, whose name is not yet known, but hails from Ntcheu district.
Cashion Phiri, a teacher at Umbwi Secondary School in the district was found in a decomposed state in his house together with his wife and a six-month-old baby.
Postmortem results conducted at the Dedza District Hospital established that Phiri died of a stab wound and the wife died due to head injuries after being hit by a hard object while the baby starved to death following the death of her mother.
Kabango said there was no sign of forced entry as all the doors were found locked.
“The boy was staying in the same house with the family. We suspect he vanished after murdering the family,” said Kabango.
He said some items had been stolen from the house and the man’s private parts had been cut off.
Students of Umbwi reacted angrily to the incident Thursday night as they smashed people’s vehicles and blocked M1 Road resulting in delays of commuters.–Mana