There was pandemonium Thursday morning at Mbayani Township in Blantyre when irate residents pulled down a house of a woman suspected to be behind the brutal killing of a boy.
The boy, identified as Lusungu Chiphuli, was found burnt and hanging in a kitchen of the woman, whose particulars were yet to be established.
Police confirmed the incident but said they were yet to get proper information that resulted into the fracas.
But according to eye witnesses, the boy reportedly stole a duck belonging to the woman, who together with some of her relatives detained the boy before torturing him to death.
“He was alleged to have stolen the woman’s duck on Wednesday. And after the family members saw him, they grabbed and detained him. Thereafter, they started harassing him physically,” explained a source close to the scene of the accident only identified as Vuze.
The place turned ugly on Thursday morning after residents discovered the boy’s body in the woman’s kitchen after conducting a search.
A disheartened mother of the deceased, Mayi Jemison, said she had been tipped on Wednesday that some unknown had captured his son and had launched physical assault on him.
“I don’t know what my son did to them to brutally terminate his life like,” she said before breaking into tears.
Mbayani is one of the country’s most notorious and filthiest townships that record murder cases almost every fortnight.
In a related development at Kachere in Blantyre, angry mob beat up a man who is feared before demolishing his house after suspecting him of being behind a spate of banditry and ambush.