An alleged love triangle turned deadly on Tuesday last week after a Zambian man axed to death his 20 year old sister-in-law for accepting marriage with another man.

Zambia’s Northern Province, Deputy Police commissioner Edwin Bwanga said Rabecca Mulenga of Mumba village in Chieftainess Chungu of Luwingu district in Northern Province was murdered by her brother in law Gilbert Mwape who is married to her elder sister.

He said the tragedy occurred after Rabecca accepted marriage with another man who approached her parents to start process of marriage arrangements.

Mr. Bwanga said this annoyed Gilbert who wanted to maintain both his wife and her young sister in the marriage.

He explained that after committing murder Gilbert later ran into a nearby bush where he went to commit suicide by hanging himself on a tree.

Mr Bwanga said Police in Luwingu rushed to the area and retrieved the dead bodies of both Rabecca Mulenga and Gilbert Mwape and took them to Luwingu district hospital mortuary.

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