A 21-year-old man has lost his life in Mangochi District after being stubbed on the neck by a man he disagreed with over love issues.
Mangochi Police Station spokesperson Amida Duadi identified the victim as Mussa Dinde.
“He was having a relationship with a girl who was also in a relationship with another man, Allie Ricco Pilo, 23. The two men were staying in Saiti Kadzuwa Village in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Mponda, in the district. The two are reported to have been picking some fights over a woman who they both fell in love with,” she said.
Daudi said the two met at a disco party organised in the village recently, when Pilo allegedly charged towards Dinde.
“He stabbed him on the neck before running away from the scene. Dinde fell unconscious due to heavy bleeding. He was pronounced dead upon arrival at Mangochi District Hospital. Post-mortem results indicated severe loss of blood as the cause of the death,” she said.
Police have arrested the suspect, who is from Saiti Nkawa Village, T/A Mponda, in Mangochi District.
Daudi said Ricco Pilo will face the charge of murder.