Police in Kasungu have arrested three people suspected to be behind the killing of a three year-old girl with albinism before chopping off her arm.
The girl was identified as Talandila Chirwa.
The incident happened on November 30 around 23:00 hours at Mawawa Village Traditional Authority Chulu in the district.
It is reported that the girl was sleeping on the same bed with her grandmother, since her parents are divorced and during the said time an unidentified man forcibly broke into the house and stabbed the child on the neck and chopped off the arm and went away with it.
Kasungu Police Station Public Relations Officer , Sub Inspector Joseph Kachikho said the three are Joyce Nkhoma, 40, Cosmas Divala Ngwira, 46 and Kennedy Nyirenda, 28.
“Following the incident, police instituted investigations that led to the arrest of the suspects. Meanwhile, investigations continue to trace the chopped arm.
“The three have since been charged with murder contravening section 209 of the Penal Code and will appear in court soon,” he said
Nkhoma and Ngwira hail from Mawawa Village while Nyirenda hails from Mponde Village in the area of Traditional Authority Chulu in Kasungu.