Chitipa Magistrate court in northern Malawi has sentenced a husband who burnt his wife’s private parts to seven years imprisonment with hard labour.
Francis Sichali, prosecuting, told the court that Siti Sulumbu, 39 burnt his wife’s private parts with hot ashes on September 6 when the woman, Julia Nambeye aged 36 wanted to file for divorce.
The magistrate noted that the offence is one of the gravest kind, saying the wife was left with severe burns
He therefore sentenced Sulumbu to seven years jail.
Recently in the same Chitipa district, a 25-year-old woman Alice Chabiri of Nakachenja Village, T/A Mwabulambia was battling for her life after her husband Steward Silungwe (34) allegedly pushed her onto a fire.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :