Shocking!Father kills own son,head found in a river as Police launch manhunt

By Staff Reporter

Lingadzi Police Station is hunting for a man who brutally murdered his biological son and threw the head in Chimbalame river.
This occurred on 11th March 2022, in Mtandire.

The deceased has been identified as a 3 year old Calvin Issah of Charela village in Traditional Authority Tambala in Dedza.

Sub inspector Salomy Zgambo, Lingadzi Police PRO said intelligence gathered, the suspect in August 2021, suffered from mental disorder and was taken to Dedza distinct hospital where he was receiving treatment.

But he escaped from the hospital to unknown destination.

On 11th March 2022, at around 1:00 o’clock, he suddenly appeared at his wife’s house in Mtandire where he found the family sleeping.

The suspect then took the child (now deceased) and started running.

Family members followed him but failed to locate him.

On 12th March, the family continued with the search and around 17:00 oclock, they found the head of the child which was stuck at the middle of the river.

It is believed that the suspect beheaded his son and threw the head in Chimbalame river while the body was yet to be discovered.

Later in the evening, the body was found just few metres from Spearhead bridge with both arms and legs amputated.

Investigations are still underway to recover the remain body parts and arrest the suspect.