Police in Chikwawa are hunting for unknown assailants who killed a 56-year-old woman before cutting off her private parts.
According to spokesperson for Chikwawa Police Station Foster Benjamin, the deceased, Ethel Lupiya was murdered in the wee hours of Thursday in her house at Zing’ando 1 Village in the area of Traditional Authority Makhwira in the district.
Benjamin said the deceased was staying in the house with two boys aged between 7 and 10 who were also attacked by the suspected criminals.
Meanwhile, the two boys are being treated at Makhwira Health Centre where they have been admitted to.
“The assailants got into the house through the window and caught the family in deep slumber.
“Immediately they descended on the mother and stabbed her twice on the abdomen and on the forehead and consequently removed her private parts,” explained Benjamin.
He further said the thugs allegedly banged the children against the floor, rendering one unconscious while the other cried out for help.
Unfortunately, by the time neighbours came to the house they found the woman already dead.
Reports from Makhwira Health Centre revealed that Lupiya died due to severe loss of blood.
Police have since called on the public to give them any information that may lead to the arrest of the thugs.