A 32-year-old Zambian woman of Kampongwe area in Kapiri Mposhi district of central province has been arrested for allegedly murdering her husband.
Police spokesperson, Esther Mwaata Katongo, said that the deceased who has been identified as Oliva Kalangwe aged 34 was initially assaulted by his wife on February 26, 2017 and that he reported the matter to police.
The lady further added that the wife is reported to have used a pointed high heeled shoe to hit the victim on the head, who sustained deep injuries in the head and fore head. Katongo also disclosed that the deceased was issued with a Police medical report form but he did not get back to police.
She said: “His condition later became serious on March 1, 2017 at 19:00 hours and relatives rushed him to hospital in Kapiri Mposhi where he was hospitalized. He later died on 09th March, 2017 at 20:00 hours.”
She says police received information from concerned members of the public that some family members were intending to conceal the death of the victim as they were making arrangement to bury the corpse.
“This was when officers went to the area and arrested the suspect identified as Ines Malata who is currently detained in police custody,” she says.