Police in Dowa are hunting for a man, Joseph Chunga, for assaulting his ex-wife with a panga knife.
The incident occurred on 28th April, 2019 at about 09:00 hrs at Nyundo village in the area of Traditional Authority Msakambewa in the district.
According to Dowa police station’s publicist Richard Mwakayoka Kaponda, the victim got married to the suspect some years back and due to some family problems the couple divorced three months ago.
Kaponda said the victim got married to another man and this did not go well with the suspect who on the material day and time, followed the victim.
He hacked the victim on the arm twice before running away from the scene after the woman had shouted for help from people who were within the vicinity.
The suspect escaped with the panga knife he was armed with.
Police visited the scene with the victim referred to Dowa District Hospital from where she was referred to Kamuzu Central Hospital for further medical assistance.
Meanwhile, police investigations are underway to arrest the culprit.
Story by Vincent Gunde