By Our Reporter
Police in Nsanje are hunting for unknown criminals who killed a couple for reasons not yet established. This occurred on 27/03/2020 at Chinkuzi village in traditional Authority Malemia in Nsanje District.
The reporter, John Mafunga who is a village headman Chinkuzi told police that the deceased (elderly) were staying alone in a poorly thatched house and that they own herds of cattle in the village.
It is alleged that one of the neighbours Louis Meki 78, saw the couple before going to the garden and that he found them at 11:00 hours upon his return.
However, at that moment he saw someone coming out of the house of the deceased and that he heard a voice of crying out of the house.
The criminals are believed to have strangled Mrs Fombe who was found dead and hit the husband with a hoe handle on the rear head, fore head and left jaw.
The hoe handle was recovered with blood stains.
The two were rushed to Nsanje district hospital where Mrs Fombe was pronounced dead upon arrival and the husband died while receiving treatment.
Post-mortem conducted revealed death was due to head injuries and strangulation.
The deceased, Fulukiya Fombe 70,and Emere Fombe 60,hails from Chimkuzi village in traditional Authority Malemia in the district.
Meanwhile police in the district detained Louis Meki (neighbour) for questioning and are seriously inquiring to locate the criminals to answer the charge of murder.