The Malawi Police in Salima district are keeping behind the bars a 32-year-old man for allegedly murdering his friend during a beer drinking spree.
Salima Police Public Relations Officer,Gift Chitowe has identified the suspect as Matumbi Edwin Smart while the deceased as Francis Kalimbuka.
According to Chitowe, both the suspect and the deceased were drinking beer at drinking joint in the district, and a quarrel rose between them that resulted into a fight.
“After the suspect saw that he had been overpowered, he picked a stone and threw it that landed on deceased head and fainted on the spot,” said Chitowe.
The victim was rushed to Salima District Hospital and he died on transit.
Postmortem results revealed that death was due to head injuries.
The suspect Matumbi Smart hails from Whayo Village T/A Kapeni,Blantyre while deceased Kalimbuka hailed from Chikhwaza Village T/A Mthiramanja in Mulanje district.