Wife Arrested for Scalding Husband

Tepani Daudi Tepani Daudi - file photo

Namwera Police Post in Mangochi have arrested a 20-year-old woman, Nunu Saidi, for splashing hot water on her husband over financial issues.

According to Mangochi Police Spokesperson, Sub Inspector Amina Tepani Daudi, it is reported that the couple got married last year and the man, Wilson Chimenya, 34, found the wife with three kids from her previous marriage.

Daudi said in July 2021, they temporarily separated for reasons best known to themselves and the suspect left her matrimonial home.

However, Tepani Daudi said, the suspect came back to her house on August 28, 2021 and asked the victim for financial support for the initiation ceremony of her children.

"The victim refused to help saying the children are not his biological children which angered the suspect," said Tepani Daudi.

She added: "The couple started fighting and the wife took a pot of hot water and poured it onto the back of victim before fleeing."

Tepani Daudi said the victim was rushed to Namwera Health Centre where he is receiving treatment after sustaining burns.

"The suspect was arrested on September 1, 2021 after being in hiding for a few days and will appear before court to answer the charge of acts intended to cause grievous harm which contravenes Section 235 of the Penal Code," explained Tepani Daudi.

Nunu Saidi hails from Mbalame village Traditional Authority Jalasi in Mangochi.

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