Unknown thugs in Salima on Monday murdered Chipoka Police Criminal Investigation Department In-Charge Rhoda Pilirani Ng’oma.
The police officer was killed hours after she had attended the official opening of Salima Sugar Company by President Peter Mutharika’s.
According to Salima Police Public Relations Officer Gift Chitowe, the deceased in the afternoon of 15th August attended the official opening of Salima Sugar Company and after the event she went straight to her home at Chipoka CEAR lines.
“During the same night thugs invaded her house where they murdered her before stealing assorted items,” said Chitowe.
The body of Ng’oma is at Salima District Hospital pending for post-mortem.
Police in the district have since launched investigations to arrest the culprits.
The deceased hailed from Kasanika Village, Traditional Authority Chikulamayembe in Rumphi.