Police in the Lake shore district of Malawi, Nkhata Bay, are hunting for Joyce Mkandawire for allegedly killing her brother Jonas Banda.
Acording to a Police report made available to News Watch Reviews by the districts Publist Ignatius Esau states that Group Village Headman (GVH) Mphongolo in whose area the incident took place told the Police that in the evening of October 9, 2016, the deceased went to the house of the suspect where he demanded to have sexual intercourse with her.
“The suspect did not give in to the deceased’s demands and due to this, a quarrel broke out between the two that resulted in a fight. In course of the fight, the suspect took a pestle and hit the deceased on the head and he died on the spot”, said Esau.
In abid to conceal what had happened, Esau said the relatives to the deceased burried the dead body without informing the Police.
“The Police were tipped off by some welwishers and they visited the scene of the incident where they found that burial had already been done”, said Esau.
Investigations into the matter to arrest the suspect who is currently at large are underway and exhumation of the dead body for postmortem is to follow later.
The deceased 35 and the suspect 38 both comes from Mphongolo village under Traditional Authority (TA) Fukamapiri in Nkhata Bay district.