Dowa woman arrested for scalding son

By Kondwani Kandiado

Police in Dowa have  arrested a 35-year-old woman, Chimwemwe  Kayera for allegedly wounding her 12-year-old son.

Dowa Police Spokesperson, Sergeant Alice Sitima said the incident occurred in
Chiwoza Village, Traditional Authority Msakambewa.

She said victim’s father  together with his wife left for the maize garden leaving their children in bed.


Sitima said when the children woke up, the victim decided to cook sweet potatoes for breakfast.

“When the suspect came back from the garden, she got furious after she learnt that the victim had cooked the potatoes without her consent and immediately, she poured the boiled potatoes on the victim’s body and then she left,” she said.

The police spokesperson said when the father came  back, he found the son crying in severe pains and took him to Dowa District Hospital for treatment where he has been admitted.

She said the police instituted investigatios which had led to the arrest of the suspect who was hiding in her village.

Sitima said the suspect will  appear  in court soon to answer the charge of unlawful wounding.

The suspect hails from Guma Village in the area of  Traditional Authority Msakambewa, Dowa district.