Man arrested over toddler’s murder

Malawi  Police in Chikwawa are keeping in custody a 20-year-old man for allegedly murdering a three weeks old baby, following a family misunderstanding which turned physical.

The incident, according to Chikwawa Police Station, Deputy Public Relations Officer, Sergeant Dickson Matemba, occurred on Friday around 23:00 hours when  Stephano Nembo  picked a quarrel with his wife which culminated into a fight  whilst the wife was carrying her toddler  on her back.

“During the fight, the suspect pushed the wife together with the baby to the ground and the baby fainted.

“The baby was brought to St. Montfort Health Centre for medication where he was pronounced dead upon arrival,” Matemba said

The Deputy Police PRO further said postmortem conducted revealed that death was due to head injuries.

He, therefore, said that the suspect will appear in court soon to answer a murder charge.

Meanwhile, police in the district are appealing to the citizenry to always seek good advice whenever they have family disputes.

The suspect hails from Nkhabeka Village in the area of   Paramount Chief Lundu in Chikwawa District.

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3 years ago

Bwana Chirombo consider amending the title. A toddler is a child that is between 1 year and 4 years old. A 3 month old baby is not yet a toddler.

3 years ago

But what type of murder is he going to answer? killing a child or beating a wife who had a child at the her back? or Kalulu anafela kumodzi ndi chitsamba pamenepo? Any way Mamuna wanzeru sakwapula mkazi man! onani tsopano nonse mwaluza mwana yemwe munapanga nokha, inu bambo mwanayo anali wa 5min ypkha pamene mai anasunga kwa miyezi 9, lero taonani zimene mwapanga anyapapi inu, fwetseki!

3 years ago

Unfortunate accident NOT MURDER this man now in pain for loosing a child and a wife. Man’s assault was against the woman not the child, mother failed to protect the child

3 years ago

Life I prison usemphana ndi fertilizer otchipa galu iwe kkkkk

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