Ex-MDF soldier gruesomely murdered in mob justice
MCHINJI-(MaraviPost)—An angry mob in Mchinji has gruesomely murdered a former Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldier who they accuse of severely injuring parents of a girl he allegedly defiled last month.
Police say the deceased, Francisco Tumeyo, popularly known as Bingi, was being hunted by the law enforcers after he allegedly defiled a six-year girl on July 31, 2020 but he could not be traced.
Mchinji Police publicist Kondwani Kandiado says parents of the defiled girl wanted to apprehend the deceased at Gilime trading centre in the district when they were alerted about his presence but he attacked them with a panga knife.
The attack on the parents angered the mob which started beating the soldier severely.
He was rushed to Mchinji District Hospital where he died while receiving treatment.