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Vicious Dog Kills Toddler in Lilongwe

Vicious Dog Kills Toddler in Lilongwe

The family of a 10-year-old girl who was killed by a guard dog at Crossroads complex in Lilongwe has moved to open a case against the dog handler and his company.

Ellen Chawanda was walking by with her elder sister enroute from visiting a relative at Maula Prison when she was attacked.

Lawyer Gift Katundu of Kita and Company has confirmed being approached to represent the family in a case to seek justice.

He says after postmortem results, they will likely open a case of negligence.

Earlier, Lilongwe Police spokesperson Hastings Chigalu told Zodiak Online the dog escaped from his handler, Mtalison Damiano, of Safeguard Security Services and had no mouth muzzle.

He said the dog was being kept at the police station pending further action.

A family member said the body of the girl will be taken to Blantyre from Kamuzu Central Hospital on Wednesday for burial in Machinjiri township.

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