A girl in the northern city of Mzuzu, Florence Ngoma, took away her life after she learned that the boy friend had ended a love affair with her.
The teenager took the extreme step through a drug-overdose as she was frustrated that the three-year-old affair had collapsed.
She was found dead in her room on Wednesday this week with a suicide note detailing the reasons why she decided to terminate her life.
In bizarre news from the northern region as reported by official Malawi News Agency, Police in Chitipa are keeping in custody a 20 year old woman for allegedly cutting off of private parts of her 2 year old child for failure to deliver on some household chores.
The suspect, Temwachi Kayange, sliced her son’s private parts after the baby failed to finish a few household chores she left for him to do.
Chitipa Police Public Relations Officer, Sub Inspector Solemn Chunga, confirmed that child was found in a pool of blood and they evacuated her to Chitipa District Hospital for treatment.
The suspect has since been charged with the offence of causing grievous body harm which is contrary to section 353 of the Penal Code and will appear in court when the national judiciary strike ends.
Kayange hails from Maulanda Village in the area of Traditional Authority Mwaulambya in the district.