A 33 year old mother is in police custody for being suspected to have murdered her two children over family matters.
According to a police report, the suspect has been identified as Eliza Petulo who murdered her 11 year old daughter and her 11 months old son.
The incident happened on Mother’s Day holiday on Monday, October 16 in Chileka in the commercial city of Blantyre.
Police say the woman accused her husband of going out with another woman hence failing to support the family.
Later the suspect decided to throw her children into Likhubula river as a way of expressing her anger over the matter.
The scene was later visited by police together with clinical officers who revealed that death was due to suffocation.
Eliza Petulo who hails from Bwanausi village in the area of Traditional Authority Mlumbe in Zomba district will soon appear before court to answer charges of murder.