11 arrested in Ntchisi for alleged murder

Police in Ntchisi District have arrested 11 people for allegedly murdering Leonard Chulu, 32, whom the community members suspected of sleeping with women through magic.

Ntchisi Police Publicist, Yohane Tasowana confirmed the arrest on Monday.

He said during the night of March 28 and 29 this year, the deceased was suspected to have broken and entered a house at Ndaya Village in the area of Traditional Authority (T.A.) Malenga in an attempt to have sex with a married woman who was in the house.

According to Tasowana, the woman shouted for help and villagers came to rescue her.

The villagers are said to have beaten up Chulu to death and his body was taken to Ntchisi District Hospital where postmortem results indicated that death was a result of internal bleeding.

“Police instituted an investigation which led to the arrest of the eleven people who include Mavuto Chimalizeni, 26 and Petro John, 38,” said Tasowana.

The eleven suspects will appear in court soon to answer the charge of murder.

The deceased hailed from Mtuta Village in the area of Traditional Authority Malenga in the district.