Chitipa Police have arrested a 38 -year-old man for allegedly killing a 78 -year-old man.
The suspect has been identified as Nowel Sinyangwe whereas the deceased is Grason Simukoko, both from Iyela village in Traditional Authority Mwaulambia in Chitipa District.
It is reported that on July 8 ,2022, at around 20:00 hours the reporter and his spouse (deceased) with their nephew locked the door and fell asleep in their house.
On July 9, at around 03:00 hours,they heard a loud voice from outside their house as if someone was preaching at distance.
A few minutes later ,they heard a bang that led to the main door broken and suspect went straight to the room where the deceased slept with his wife.
The suspect carried a sharp knife in his hands and started stabbing the deceased several times on his head.
The wife and nephew to deceased screamed for help but by the time people came they found that the suspect had already escaped from the scene.
The deceased was taken to Chitipa District Hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.
Police officers in the district visited scene and launched manhunt,which led to arrest of the suspect within the district where he was hiding.
Postmortem conducted at Chitipa District Hospital showed that the deceased died due to loss of blood secondary to head injury.
The suspect,Nowel Sinyangwe, will appear before court soon to answer charge of murder.