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Two Malawians Behind Bars for Kidnapping 14-year-old Indian Boy

Two Malawians Behind Bars for Kidnapping 14-year-old Indian Boy

 Two Malawian men have been detainedd by Limbe police on suspicion of abducting a 14-year-old Indian boy.

The suspects are Charles Laston, 22, of Majawa Village in Traditional Authority (T/A) Mabuka in Mulanje, and Isaac Mpindo, 24, of Mphwere Village in T/A Nkanda in Chiradzulu, according to Patrick Mussa, spokesman for Limbe Police Station

“It is believed that the two together with other three accomplices, whilst armed with panga knives, attacked the victim who was going to a temple near Hardware [Bus Stage] in Limbe.

“It is further believed that they demanded money from the victim but he had no money at that time, as a result they took his cellphone worth K200,000,” said Mussa as quoted by The Nation.

The spokesperson said the suspects then took the boy into a bush and used the cellphone to demand a ransom of K6 million from his father.

“The sum of K1 million was sent to them before releasing the boy who was left at Puma Filling Station in Makhetha in Machinjiri Township in Blanytre,” he said.

The two have since been charged with kidnapping, an offence that contravenes Section 263 of the Penal code, and will appear before court soon.


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