Dedza man arrested for murdering wife

Police in Dedza District have arrested 28-year-old Solomon Simango of Kanduna Village in Traditional Authority Kamenyagwaza in the district on suspicion that he killed his wife.

According to Dedza Police Station publicist Beatrice Jefita, it is reported that Simango and his wife were drinking beer on Sunday at a certain place where they started arguing about the wife talking to other men.

Jefita said the quarrel continued until they got home where the husband started beating his wife.

“Suspiciously, during morning hours of Monday, the wife was found lifeless in their house by the villagers.

Solomon: Suspected to have killed his wife

“The angry villagers mobilized themselves to pounce on the suspect but police came in quickly and rescued him from the angry mob,” said Jefita.

She said the body was taken to Dedza District Hospital, pending postmortem examination while the suspect is expected to appear in court soon to answer a murder charge levelled against him.

The deceased hailed from Thom Village in Traditional Authority Kasumbu in Dedza District.

Meanwhile, police in the district have urged residents to report family issues to the Victim Support Unit or any police formation for counselling.

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