Four people have been arrested on suspicion of murder of a boy Chatiki khome at Mbayani squatter township in Blantyre City.The victim, 13, was found with a cut on the forehead, the left side of the head and below the chin while looking after a banana shade..
Blantyre police assistant spokesperson Andrew Mayawo identified the suspects unde police custody as James Paseli aged 22, Tambulani February aged 17, Steven Rashio aged 20 and Tiyesi Saudi aged 24
“Blantyre Police CID arrested the 4 and they are being kept at Blantyre police,” added Mayawo.
The incident took place during the night of 21 to 22 June at Majiga at banana shelter where his parents sell bananas.
The deceased and his younger brother were sent by their mother Mary Khome to wait for their father at the banana shelter who had gone to order some bananas since they had run out of stock of it.
The mother did not bother to check on the children until the next morning when the younger brother informed his mother of his bleeding brother who was in the shelter. .At around six in the morning she rushed to the shelter where she found the boy dead .
The matter was reported to Kabula police Unit and the body of the boy was later taken to Queens Hospital where the doctors confirmed the death of the boy.
The doctors further said the boy – hailed from Masauko Village, T/A Mlumbe in Zomba – had died as result of severe brain injuries.
Another murder in Mbayani
Meanwhile, another murder incident has been reported in Mbayani after a 23 year man identified as Bruno Marley Mwale has been killed by thugs.
The victim’s 21 year old brother Wilfred Mwale is battling for life at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in Blantyre after surviving the thugs attack.
Deputy Police Public Relations Officer for Blantyre, Andrew Mayawo has confirmed about the incident.
“Police suspect that the ones that have committed this crime are robbers who wanted to steal from the victims,” said Mayawo.
No arrests have been made.
Both Bruno and Wilfred Mwale come from Chinkhwiri Village Traditional Authority Chakhaza in Dowa district.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :