Students at Chancellor College on Thursday mercilessly beat up a suspect they caught stealing at a hostel.
The suspect, 20 year-old Bester Gowelo was caught stealing in one of the hostels at the college campus.
According to a source, the suspect wanted to steal computers in Khondowe hostel at the college.
Confirming to Malawi24, Zomba police spokesperson Patricia Supiliano said the police were informed by well-wishers about the incident.
“We were informed by people that a suspect was caught stealing at Chanco so we managed to rescue him now he has been admitted at Zomba Central Hospital in Ward 11 but he is in serious condition,” said Supliano.
The incident comes after authorities spoke against the acts which have been on the rise over the past two months.
Recently, the United Nations (UN) condemned acts of mob justice in the country arguing that the country has laws which must be respected.
The suspect hails from Chisawa village,Tradition Authority (TA) Chikowi,in Zomba district.