A 37 year old man identified as Simon Saka got murdered by a 37 year old man, Julius Phiri of Kasoka village in the area of Traditional Authourity Fukamapiri in Nkhata Bay district.
“The gist of the matter is that the suspect Julius Phiri has two wives and rumours were circulating around Kande area that Mr Simon Saka who is now a deceased was in love affair with the Mr Phiri’s second wife”, said the district’s publist Ignatius Esau.
Esau said on the night of August 28, 2016, the suspect ambushed his second wife’s house with the sole reason of catching the ‘thief’.
“At around 2200 hrs, he entered into his wife’s house where he found the wife together with Mr Saka in the bedroom”.
“The suspect who is currently on the run hacked the deceased in the head with a panga knife and due to this he collapsed. He was rushed to Chintheche Rural Health Centre where he was pronounced dead upon arrival”, concluded Esau.
The crime scene was visited by both the police and medical personnel and postmortem that was conducted revealed that death was due to head injury plus severe loss of blood.
The deceased hailed from Kaswaya village under Traditional Authority (TA) Kafuzila in Nkhotakota district.
In a related development, a 23yr old man Jacob Mbewe died after he hanged himself in a tree.
Information sourced from Mr James Mvula who is the deceased’s elder brother, said on August 28, 2016, he received a call from the deceased to meet him at a nearby bush.
“At around 1700hrs, Mr Mvula together with a friend went to the said bush only to find his brother hanging dead in a tree”, said Esau.
Matter was reported to police and in conjunction with medical personnel they visited the scene of the incident where postmortem revealed that death was due to strangulation.
The deceased who did not leave any suicidal note hailed from Tondole village under Traditional Authourity Timbiri in Nkhata Bay district.
The incident comes barely three days after another young man Phillip Kasambala also committed suicide around Mpamba trading centre in the district.