An 18-year-old Malawian girl, Linda Phulani is currently in a critical condition after her lover, John Yasini, brutalised her over alleged infidelity.
Reports said the victim who in January moved in with John without her parents’ consent was banned from visiting friends and family members.
After Linda moved into John’s house, he became abusive.This however got to the peak on Thursday, April 16 when he brutally assaulted the victim because she went to a neighbouring village to see some friends without his boyfriend’s permission.
According to John, he suspected that she was cheating on him and had gone out to see her lover.
It was gathered that upon Linda’s return, John beat her up mercilessly, using chains and rods, and even went further to drag her through a hot item before leaving her at the mercy of death. John later had a change of heart and reportedly took the victim to a local hospital.
The suspect was later arrested by the Malawian police, and he confessed to the crime, saying he heard rumours that his wife was cheating on him and for leaving the house without his consent on the day of the incident was an indication that the news about her promiscuous act was true. He however blamed his action on the devil.