An angry mob in Chikwawa district this morning broke into Makhuwila police station in order to kill a murder suspect.
According to Chikwawa police relations officer Sub inspector Mark Mmunama, the incident happened after the police declined to release a man who is being suspected to have hacked a boy to death.
Mmunama said the angry mob broke windows, doors and the cell where the suspect was being kept.
The mob then managed to overcome the police officers who were on duty and later got into the cell where the man was being kept and started stoning him.
The crowd then got dispersed as some police officers from Chikwawa police station joined their friends to help end the fracas and they managed to rescue the suspect.
Meanwhile, the publicist says they have not yet arrested anyone in connection to the development but the murder suspect is struggling for life at Chikwawa district hospital where he is receiving treatment.