Teenager found dead with his head cut off

In the latest string of insecurity a 16-year-old boy has been found dead in Phalombe. His head had been cut off.

Police has identified the deceased as Patrick Bikisani.

According to Phalombe Police spokesperson, Sergeant August Nkhwazi, the boy went missing on  July 29.

It is understood that the people beheaded the boy for ritual purposes.

Police spokesman said they have launched an investigation into the matter.

Man chops wife’s arms

Meanwhile, published reports says in the central Malawi district of Dowa, police are hunting for a man who has allegedly chopped off his wife’s arm and leg following a family dispute. The woman was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital following loss of blood.

Mponela Police spokesperson Kondwani Kandiado told The Nation newspaper that so far police have not established what led to the quarrel between the two who have been married since 1998.

“The incident happened around 7pm on Tuesday. The man [is suspected to have] killed the wife by completely chopping off her left arm and left leg. He sliced the woman’s arm and leg using a panga,” the paper quoted Kandiado.

The suspect has been identified  by police as 47-year-old Henry Agabu Vunga of Mwamcheka Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Dzoole in Dowa while the woman has been identified as Tikhala Benson of Mbiya Village.

The paper reported that the event is a replicate of a 2006 incident in the same district where an irate husband, Herbert Mankhwala, cut off both arms of his wife, Marietta Samuel. However, the wife survived the attack. The husband went to jail

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