Malawi Police in Chiradzuru district are keeping in custody a 42 year-old man for killing his stepdaughter who had eaten his sugarcane without permission.
Chiradzuru police publicist Victoria Chirwa identified the suspect as Mackson Makoka and the deceased as Chimwemwe Ndawala.
]The publicist said on this day, the deceased took her friends to his father’s garden where they started eating sugarcane.
Makoka found the girls eating the sugarcane and he furiously started hitting his daughter with a stick for leading.
The girls suffered some injuries and she was taken to a nearby hospital on the same day where she was treated as an outpatient but the pains continued.
She went to the hospital again on the next day and she died while receiving treatment.
Makoka hails from Maulana village in the area of Traditional Authority Mpama in the district and is expected to appear before court soon to answer murder charges.