Eight street kids commonly known as Masikini have been arrested for wounding two Namiwawa Primary School pupils in Blantyre on November 27 this year.
The victims who are 16 years old and in standard 8 are said to have been going to school around 6:00 am in the morning when a group of street kids descended on them.
Blantyre police public relations officer sub inspector Augustus Nkhwazi said as the pupils were getting close to Namiwawa road near Alliance General a group of street kids descended on them demanding to be given some money.
“The suspects turned violent after the girls refused to give them the money and one was stabbed three times in the head.
“The other girl sustained a scratch in the head and were both taken to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital for treatment,” Nkhwazi said.
He further said a report was made to police on the same day the attack happened and they managed to arrest two of the suspects aged 16 on Wednesday November 28, and six more were arrested in Mbayani.
“The kids were using one of the video shows in Mbayani as their lodging place,” he said.
Meanwhile, the victims have identified three of the suspects to be the one who attacked them and have been charged with unlawful wounding.
The other five suspects will soon appear in court to answer charges of Idle and disorderly.
The suspects’ ages range from 13 to 17 years old and all hail from Mbayani Traditional Authority Machinjiri in Blantyre.