Lecturers and students at Natural Resources College in Lilongwe woke up to a shock Monday after one student was killed by an irate mob after he allegedly broke into a campus house for one of staff members.
Lilongwe police publicist Kingsley Dandaula confirmed the death of the 21 year old student but refused to give details, saying investigations were still going.
College registrar Maxwell Mbweza said the college was making arrangements to bring the body back to his home.
He said it was a shock and disbelief because the students were just coming on campus on the weekend from a holiday ready for studies on Monday.
However he refused to disclose the details of the student referring the media back to law enforcers.
The brutal killing of the student cones less than a week after an irate mob killed seven men in Nsanje suspected to have been found bones of a human being believed to be a person with albinism.
The killing also comes hot in the heels of a sad story in Neno where four elderly people were murdered by a mob after accusing the elderly persons of being witches.
Police publicist Nicholas Gondwa said Sunday suspects in the murder of the seven people in Nsanje are yet to be arrested by police, a move described by executive director of Centre for the Development of People (Cedep) as unfortunate saying the dilly dallying in bringing perpetrators of mob justice to book will increase the trend.
A political activist John Chisi said the government is a major culprit of mob justice saying up to now it is not prosecuting those that killed Robert Chasowa of Polytechnic despite a commission of inquiry pin pointing the perpetrators.