20 months in jail for biting woman’s lip

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The Kasungu Second Grade Magistrate court on Thursday sentenced a 19 year-old woman to 20 months imprisonment for biting and deforming the lower lip of a another woman.

Deputy Public Relations Officer for Kasungu police Harry Namwaza said the convict Stella Nkhoma picked up a quarrel with the victim 20 year-old Lea Phiri at a funeral ceremony in Kayembe village where they both live.

Prison“The two also met at a borehole on another day where the quarrel resumed and resulted into a fight,” Namwaza added.

During the course of the fight Nkhoma bit her enemy’s lower lip to the extent of permanently deforming her.

Nkhoma was later arrested and when she appeared in court she admitted biting the victim.

State Prosecutor Sergeant Agness Thindwa then asked the court for stiff punishment considering the gravity of the injury the convict inflicted on the victim.

On his part, Magistrate Thomson Midias said the court could not let the convict go unpunished considering that the victim has a permanent deformity on her lower lip. He then sentenced Nkhoma to 20 months in prison.

Both Nkhoma and Phiri comes from Kayembe village, Traditional Authority Mwase in Kasungu district.

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  1. First quarrels at funeral ceremony and second quarrels at borehole and resulted into a fight,okey,why they are fighting,admin did you hear the case?

  2. Koma malawi24 ndasowa nayo chochita.Tiziti awo ali pa photoyi ndi akaidi kapena akulusukulu.Tisati ana asukulu,kkk nanga kt kumene akaidi amavala shirt.Maula,zomba maxmum,mikuyu,kapena chirwa.Kk ok kma malawi akupita ku chionongeko sopano.Mzimba two young boys’s body found dead..Mzimba mayi wina wapha mwana coz of mwamuna wake.Here ndizinso,Winanso nayo wapha naye ndikuphedwa nebaso axed.Oo my God,bushir and his 4was.

  3. Shame man,here man beaten to death afta throwing his two kids on fire 1 died n 1 is hospitalized n neighbour axed to death . This world is just gone mad may God forgive us