A 50-year- old woman in Chiradzulu has been killed after allegedly being found stealing three tomatoes.
Chiradzulu Police says three murderers are currently in police custody.
Chiradzulu police station public relations officer Innocent Moses says the incident occurred in Mangani village from Traditional Authority Mpama in the district.
“The deceased has been identified as Maria Kamoto of Zalengera village while the assailants have been identified as Misho Sogole, 36, Ellen Mulamba, 32, and Yohane Madeya, 42, from Mangani village in Traditional Authority Mpama in Chiradzulu district. Kamoto reportedly went to Sogole’s garden to steal tomatoes for her home use. While in the garden, she was caught by the three suspects who later assaulted her on the head using blunt objects. The suspects left her unconscious. But after some time, Kamoto came and went back home,” Moses says.
Moses adds, “On October 17, she was brought to Mbulumbuzi Health center where she was referred to Chiradzulu district hospital for further medical attention. She was pronounced dead upon arrival at Chiradzulu District Hospital. Postmortem results revealed that death was due to a head injury. This led to the arrest of the three suspects and they will appear in court soon to answer a murder charge.”
Meanwhile, police in the district are appealing to the general public to desist from taking the law into their hands as it compromises the administration of justice.