Woman arrested for scalding her husband with hot porridge in Dowa

By Staff Reporter

Police in Dowa are keeping in their custody a 28-year-old woman Ennelesi Chikapa for allegedly scalding her husband with hot porridge for selling the family’s five kilograms of the Affordable Inputs Program(AIP) fertiliser and spending the money on beer.

Dowa Police spokesperson, Gladson M’bumpha confirmed the arrest of the woman on Sunday December 11,2022, who allegedly committed the offence on December 8, 2022 at Chisenga Village in Traditional Authority ( TA) Mkukula in the district.

According to M’bumpha, Chikapa confronted the husband identified as Emanuel Mapulesi for selling the fertiliser and that resulted into a fight.

“Chikapa picked a boiling pot of porridge and poured it on Mapulesi.

“The man sustained scalds and his brother took him to Dowa District Hospital for examination and treatment,” said M’bumpha.

Chikapa was arrested on Saturday December 10, 2022 at the district hospital where she was taking care of the victim.

She had been therefore, charged with acts intended to cause grievous harm.


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