Malawian man held for hacking to death biological father and grandfather

Police in Malawi’s northern border district of Karonga have arrested a 24-year-old man on suspicion of beating to death two people, a 74-year-old sick grandfather and his 59-year-old physically challenged biological father in Peter Mwangalawa village in the district following disagreements over sanitation issues.

Karonga officer in charge Forster Mangani told Nyasa Times on Monday that the suspect Winford Kalolokesya attacked his late grandfather when he [the grandfather] reported him to his visiting father who stays few kilometers from where the suspect stays, that he was not taking proper care of the surroundings of his own house.

Mangani further said:“Upon being rebuked, Kalolokesya angrily took a hoe with which he used to hit his grandfather before turning to his father who attempted to stop him from further hacking the grandfather.”

Police suggest that the suspect, currently under police custody awaiting to answer a murder charge at the High Court, may have done this under influence of Indian hemp locally known as chamba.murder_mystery-puzzle

A postmortem report from Karonga District Hospital reveals that the grandfather suffered two deep cuts on the head and neck while the suspects’ father suffered a deep cut on the head and a fracture on his disabled leg.

The suspect Winford Kalolokesya  and the victims Nevason Kalolokesya and Browell Kalolokesya hail from Peter Mwangalawa 1 village in the area of Paramount Chief Kyungu, in the district.

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