Ntcheu — Ntcheu Police has expressed concern over the increase of murder cases in the district. Speaking Thursday in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana), Ntcheu Police Public Relations Officer, Gift Matewere said police registered five murder cases in the month of March this year.
"This is so alarming as some of these cases are committed by mentally unsound people, which makes is impossible to prosecute the suspects," said Matewere. He said out of the five registered cases, two of them were committed by insane people.
"A mad man by the name Brighton Elisa early March, strangled to death his eleven months old year male baby at Mabena Village in the area of Traditional Authority Njolomole in the district," he said.
He said a similar incident occurred in Samu Village in the area of Traditional Authority Masasa in which a mad man, Paweni Matias stoned to death his own mother, Falanesi Jonesi, 80 as she was serving him food.
Matewere also said in the same month the law enforcers arrested Patrick Kamuyamba, 54 of Kalimwayi Village in the area of Senior Chief Kwataine in Ntcheu for beating to death Edward Mtambe, 67 of the same village with a metal bar.
"In another incident, we are hunting for a suspect whose details we have not yet established for being alleged of also beating to death John Evance, 24 of Kasisi Village in the area of Traditional Authority Phambala in Ntcheu at a beer drinking place in the district," said Matewere.
The Police Public Relations Officer said unknown people murdered Eliot Chintego, 43 of Chimkwakwa Village in the area of Senior Chief Makwangwala and dumped him along the M5 Road and that police investigations are underway to track down the suspects.
"As police we are therefore advising relatives and guardians of mentally ill people to be taking such people to health facilities for medical attention as insane people are a threat to people's lives," said Matewere.