Malawi Police in the eastern region district of Mangochi are keeping in custody 48-year old Saizi Kanjinga for allegedly murdering his wife Magret Balakasi.
Police says that on 3 October 2017, the couple had a quarrel in their house over family issues.
During the quarrel, Kanjinga hit his wife who then fell on the ground with forehead.
The deceased was pronounced dead upon arrival at Mangochi District Hospital where she was taken to by her relatives.
Kanjinga reportedly to have handed himself over to police after being on run for a couple of days.
The suspect has affirmed committing the offence and has since being charged with murder contrary to section 209 of the penal code.
The suspect hails from Fundi Village while the deceased hailed from Ntongole Village both in the area of Traditional Authority Mponda in the district.