A 19-year-old suspected thief, Gift Mulangiwa, has been arrested by the Police in Malawi for biting off the lower lips of a 28-year-old woman after he was nabbed in her house while attempting to steal items.
Public Relations Officer for Monkey Bay Police Station, Sergeant Alice Sichali, confirmed the arrest to journalists on Tuesday, December 5, 2023.
Sergeant Sichali disclosed that the incident occurred on December 3, 2023, at Msaka area, (Chimphamba Village) in Traditional Authority Nankumba in the district.
“On December 2, 2023, at 21:00hrs, the woman went to sleep. In the wee hours of 3rd December 2023, the suspect broke into her house with the intention to steal,” the PRO said.
The woman woke up after hearing an unusual noise from the room and she managed to apprehend him.
However, in the process, the suspect bit off her lower lip.
She later shouted for help and well-wishers rushed to the scene and managed to arrest him.
The suspect was then taken to the Nsaka Police unit for further police action.
Meanwhile, the suspect is in police custody to answer the charge of Burglary and Grievous Harm.
Mulangiwa hails from Saiti village in the area of Traditional Authority Namkumba in Mangochi district.