Lilongwe Police Station Deputy Public Relations Officer Foster Benjamin says Police in the district have arrested a 24-year old man suspected of seriously injuring his wife’s private parts with a sharp object.
Benjamin has identified the suspect as Yohane Jailosi from Msukuma Village in Traditional Authority Kabudula in the same district.
He says Jailosi committed the offence on Tuesday at Salamba Village Traditional Authority Khongoni.
“The 19-year old victim (name withheld), while with her one-and-a-half year old child, followed the suspect to the garden. Displeased, the husband asked her to return home, accusing her of infidelity. The couple immediately engaged in a heated argument which ended up into a fight,” Benjamin says.
He adds,”The husband heavily assaulted the wife, leaving her unconscious. He went on and produced an unidentified sharp object and stabbed her on her private parts. Villagers, alerted by the cry of the child, came and found the victim unconscious and in a pool of blood. They rushed her to Kasiya Police Post before being referred to Kasiya Health Centre for treatment.”
Meanwhile, Jailosi is expected to appear in court soon to answer charges ranging from unlawful wounding to acts intended to cause grievous harm.