Community members in Blantyre have killed a mentally ill man after suspecting him of being a blood sucker.
The mob beat the man before setting him on fire today at Chatha, along Chileka road in Blantyre.
Local media reports show that the mentally ill person was earlier placed into custody by Police at Chatha police roadblock after he was found lying near a graveyard.
Rumours however spread that he was a blood sucker hence community members invaded the police station before taking away the man.
They beat him up and later burnt him to death.
According to some community members, the man had a health passport which indicated that he was mentally ill and was coming from Chiradzulu hospital.