A 41-year-old Alick Mhango has been brutally killed by irate villagers over an allegation that he bewitched Ella Mhango (late) who was wife to his elder brother. This happened on Tuesday, July 15, 2020 at Lusimbo village Rumphi District.
File compiled at Rumphi Police Station indicates that on June 15, 2020, late Ellah Mhango fell down at her vegetable garden while watering tomatoes with her husband. She was later taken to Rumphi District Hospital where she died whilst receiving treatment, a thing which family members thought it was not natural.
After her burial, family members agreed to call for a witch finder who came on July 13, 2020 for exorcism. The witch finder started his work the same day but paused due to darkness and continued the next morning.
In the course of his duty, the witch finder mentioned Alick Mhango (now deceased) as being the one who bewitched Ella Mhango, a statement which prompted Mhango to start running away. Some villagers ran after him and assaulted him to his last breath.
The matter was reported at Rumphi police station. A scene of crime was visited along with medical officers who confirmed that death was due to severe head injuries.
Mhango hailed from Lusimbo village in the area ofSenior Chief Mwankhunikira in the district.
Rumphi Police is warning residents in the district to refrain from taking the law into their own hands. Any perpetrator of the same will held answerable.