Police in Mzimba District are hunting for unknown assailants who stabbed to death Elizabeth Juwa 50, and Witness Phiri 47, during the night of July 23 – 24, 2022 at Euthini in the district.
It is reported that, on the said date and time, Juwa, Phiri and a 4 years old child Alinafe Gondwe who is currently admitted at Mzuzu Central Hospital for burning wounds, were fast asleep.
The house which they were sleeping in caught fire at mid night. When it was checked by neighbors it was discovered that both women were dead and a child Alinafe was still alive but with burnt wounds.
The matter was reported to police who together with the medical personnel visited the scene. After postmortem by the medical officer, it was revealed that the two women died due to loss of blood secondary to stab wounds in their heads.
Preliminary investigations revealed that culprits after murderering the two set the house ablaze with intent to conceal evidence on the matter.
Meanwhile police are hunting for the assailants who will answer charges of murder and arson once found.
Furthermore, Police are appealing to members of the public who may have information which can lead to the arrest of the suspects in the matter to tip them.
Elizabeth Juwa hailed from Chikoya Mhango village while Witness Phiri hailed from Jonas Gondwe village both in Traditional Authority Mpherembe in Mzimba.