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Police launch man hunt for suspected murderers

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Ntcheu, September 12: Police in Ntcheu District have launched a man hunt for unknown criminals suspected to have hacked to death Group Village Head Khomera of Senior Chief Makwangwala in the district.

The deceased Group Village Head Khomera whose name was Clever Chapomba, aged 50 hailed from Khomera Village was found dead in the early hours of Monday in a garden by passersby.

In an interview with Malawi News Agency on Wednesday Ntcheu Police Deputy Publicist, Hastings Chigalu said the deceased is believed to have been hacked by unknown criminals as members found a hoe handle stained with blood by his side.

Chigalu said the deceased’s mobile phone and bicycle were also stolen by the unknown assailants.

“An autopsy conducted at Ntcheu District Hospital indicated that the deceased died of head injuries and excessive loss of blood,” said Chigalu.

In a related development, a 31 year old man in the district has died after committing suicide in the early hours of Monday.

Chigalu said the deceased Alakisi Charles of Senzani Village in the area of Traditional Authority Phambala in the district was found hanging dead in his bedroom.

According to Chigalu, Charles killed himself after his divorced wife refused to reconcile with him.

Meanwhile, the police have expressed concerned over the increase of both murder and suicide cases where in September four such cases have been reported , in a space of three days.

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