4 August 2015

Malawi: Police Brutally Rough Up Chilomoni Woman

Police in Malawi's commercial city have forced a 48 year old woman to battle for her life at a Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital after they had tortured her heavily on suspicions she was part of the yet to be nabbed locals who burnt Chilomoni Police station last month.

Malawi24 last month reported of a story that residents in Chilomoni torched the unit after it was revealed that one police officer had killed a man identified as Bolo.

It was after this that the residents went into running battles with the police up to the extent of torching the police offices down.

The lady identified as Mrs Malunga who is related to the deceased was on the night of August 1st visited by police who were in their van and they according to her looked violent even with the way they knocked the door.

" The knock had scared me and my son. I told my son to open the door. They (police) asked for me and I was forced to go there even while dressed in a very short skirt due to the anger noted in the way they spoke." Malunga recounts.

She says that it was after this that the officers roughed her up before beating her with a 'metal'.

" In the course of beating me heavily they also poured some oil on my body,I felt pain".

Malunga says that at QECH, she has been told that it was acid and it saw her have bruises on her lame looking body.

Police have since denied the allegations the woman has made but only said it was tru the arrest was made in relations to the arson.

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