A 38-year-old woman in Mchinji, Violet Eliya, is in police custody on suspicion of murdering her three boy children on Wednesday afternoon.
The children were aged 11, 9 and 5 years.
Mchinji police spokesperson, Moses Nyirenda told Times that the police are yet to establish the reasons behind the killing but Eliya’s close relations have told the police that she has a history of mental illness.
Nyirenda said the woman murdered the children in a garden that is outside Mathalu Village where the family was on mango gathering errands.
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