Police in Mangochi are hunting for twelve unknown criminals who nearly killed Asidi Mponda (48), by pouring acidic liquid mixed with petrol and robbed him property worth K730, 000-00.
According to wife of the victim, the couple heard a big bang on the front door of their house before unknown criminals stormed the house and dragged her husband to a nearby graveyard.
The assailants hacked Mponda three times in the head with panga knives, and poured acidic liquid mixed with petrol all over his body, before they bolted taking along with them his motorcycle.
As this was happening, the wife sneaker and reported the matter at Katuli Police Unit who visited the scene of incident and found 2 bottles and 8 plastic jumbo smelling petrol.
Currently, Mponda is admitted at Mangochi district hospital where he is nursing the wounds.