Salima police have arrested a 32 year old man identified as Matumbi Edwin Simati for killing his friend at a drinking joint in the district.
Salima police have confirmed the death of a 45 year-old man who was killed during a fight while drinking.
Salima police public relations officer, Gift Chitowe identified the 45 year-old deceased as Francis Kalimbuka of Chikhwaza village in the area of Traditional Authority Mthiramanjanja in Mulanje district.
The police said the deceased and his friends were drinking local beer together. While drinking, some quarrel broke out between him and his friend identified as Matumbi Edwin Simati.
In course of fighting, Matumbi was overpowered and he picked up a stone and threw it at his friend’s head and he fell unconscious on the ground. He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.
Postmortem conducted by Health Personnel in Salima revealed that death was due to head injuries.
The suspect will appear before court soon.