A 19 year-old teenager identified as Anderson Chiwala from Ng’ando village in the area of Traditional Authority Ngokwe in Machinga has been arrested by the police for allegedly killing his 20 year-old wife, Ester Usuman.
Police in Machinga said the wife was 8 months pregnant and the incident happened on Wednesday.
The suspect is currently in police custody after he was apprehended by the community members and later handed him over to the Machinga Police.
According to reports from Machinga, it is alledged that the two were fighting often despite the woman being pregnant.
On the material day, the two fought again and now it was too much. The woman was in a bad state and she was taken to Machinga District Hospital where she was pronounced dead upon arrival.
Machinga District Hospital medical personnel conducted postmortem which indicated that the deceased sustained serious internal injuries which led to her death.
The suspect will appear in court soon to answer a murder charge contrary to Section 209 of Penal Code.
The deceased hailed from Tausi Village in the area of Traditional Authority Chikweo in Machinga.