Irate people in Phalombe district on Thursday took the law in their own hand and torched to death a 28-year-old woman, Idesi Malikebu on suspicion that she had a hand in a death of her boyfriend.
Malikebu, according to Phalombe police, was, on Tuesday (December 1st), suspected to have conspired with another man only identified as Mankhanamba to kill her boyfriend, Overton Poison, 28, whose body was found, two days later, buried behind her house.
“On this day, the first deceased (Poison) went to visit the second deceased (Malikebu) at her house where he met another man (Mankhanamba) who was also in a relationship with her,” Phalombe police Publicist, Augustus Nkhwazi told Nyasa Times.
Nkhwazi added: “It is not yet known what happened, but the two (second deceased and Mankhanamba) are alleged to have killed the first deceased”.
Poison was reported missing on December 1st in Maliro village in the district. His body was, however, found buried behind Malikebu’s house in a decomposed state on Thursday.
“This did not go down well with relatives of the first deceased who later on attacked her. They demolished her house, set it on fire and threw her into the hellhole and watched her struggle to death,” explained Nkhwazi.
The episode was reported to Phalombe police who rushed to the scene of the incident only to find Malikebu burnt to ashes and Poison’s body half buried and in decomposed state behind the burnt house.
Nkhwazi said they have since instituted investigations into the matter, while Mankhanamba is currently at large.
According to the law enforcers, Malikebu who hailed from Maliro village, T/A Jenala in the district, was also a murder suspect on a High Court bail for an offence that occurred in 2012.
Poison hailed from Mwango village T/A Jenala in the district.
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