Malawi Police in Machinga have arrested a 19 year old Anderson Chiwala for allegedly killing his wife, 20 years old Ester Usuman who was eight months pregnant by Wednesday.
Police in Machinga have confirmed the arrest of Usuman who was apprehended by villagers Wednesday and later handed him over to the police the same day.
The deceased relative Bizwick Chimumba said Usuman and her husband were fighting often despite her condition.
Chumumba said he received report on Wednesday that Usuman was unwell following a fight with her husband.
He took her to Machinga District Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.
Examinations at Machinga District Hospital indicated that the deceased sustained serious internal injuries, according to Machinga Police Criminal Investigation Officer, Detective Inspector, John Gwaza. .
The Body was taken from Machinga District Hospital mortuary for burial Thursday.
In the meantime Chiwala is at Nselema Police Station as investigations are underway, according to Machinga Police Investigation Section.
The suspect will answer a murder charge contrary to Section 209 of Penal Code,
Chiwala comes from Ng’ando village, Traditional Authority Ngokwe in Machinga while Usuman came from Tausi Village, Traditional Authority Chikweo in Machinga.