An 18 year-old Malawian young man in Dowa district is in police custody for beating his father to death.
The young man, identified as Lewis Kachigamba, beat his father Genesis Kachigamba, 44, who was abusing the young man’s mother.
According to a source, on the day of the incident Genesis was drunk and was insulting his wife.
This angered Lewis who started to beat the father.
The drunken father got unconscious and died on the spot.
A post-mortem conducted at Dowa District Hospital revealed that the man died due to internal bleeding.
Lewis will appear before court soon to answer charges of murder.
Both Lewis and Genesis come from Topaizi village, T/A Msakambewa in Dowa.