Police in Lilongwe are keeping in custody a 33 year old woman for murdering her 8 year daughter by hanging her to the roof of her house on Wednesday morning. Medical examination reveals that the child died due to suffocation.
The woman identified as Memory Dzonga who comes from Chaseta Village of T/A Chimutu in Lilongwe was caught by her neighbors when she was trying to hang her other 10 year old daughter who was at that time tied in some garments ropes.
According to Kanengo Police Deputy Publicist, Salome Chibwana, Dzonga has pleaded guilty of murdering of her own daughter and says she wanted to kill her two daughters and herself as she could not cop up with poverty that has hit her family hard.
According to the police, the woman who is mentally stable has already been charged with murder. Police say they are taking the woman to Bwaila Hospital for a further mental examination.
Chibwana has urged members of the general public to always ask for any assistance from police if they come across such incidents.