Mob Justice: Man burnt to death in Chikwawa

A yet to be identified young man has been burnt to death by an angry mob in the lower shire district of Chikwawa on Tuesday afternoon after he killed another person.

According to Zodiak Radio reporter in Chikwawa Christopher Sande, the deceased is suspected to have murdered a woman who was renting his sister’s house.

The incident happened following disagreements that erupted after the young man ordered the woman to vacate from the house she was renting.

According to eye witnesses who spoke to the Zodiak reporter, the young man used a Panga knife to whack the woman to death. She was injured on the neck and the stomach.

This angered the villagers who mobilized themselves and tied him with ropes before setting him ablaze.

Police visited the scene of the incident and only picked the body of the killed woman.

The incident has happened in Liwonde Village, in the area of Traditional Authority Katunga in Chikwawa district.

Police are yet to comment on the matter and reveal the identity of the deceased.

Cases of mob justice are on increase in Malawi despite authorities’ efforts to curb the malpractice.

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