Police arrest Katete woman for allegedly murdering three months baby

Esther Katongo

Esther Katongo

Police in Katete have arrested a 37 year old unsound mind woman for allegedly murdering her three months old baby.

Police Spokesperson Esther Phiri has since identified the woman as Susan Phiri from Zuze Village, Chief Kalindawalo of Petauke District who she says is alleged to have hit her child with a handle of a hoe and the child died on the spot after sustaining a deep cut on the head.

Ms Katongo says this happened yesterday, 13th May, 2018 at about 08 00hours in Zuze village.

She says the accused is detained in Police custody while the body of the deceased is in Petauke District Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.

Meanwhile, two people died on the spot while three others sustained serious injuries after they were involved in a road traffic accident which occurred yesterday, 13th May, 2018 around 20 30 hours  on Solwezi – Mutanda road at Mutanda bridge when the motor vehicle Toyota Noah registration number BAD 3488 they were in overturned.

The Police Spokesperson says the deceased have been identified as Rosemary Jitata aged 42 of Kyawama Compound in Solwezi and Gladys Yalubamba aged 41, a teacher at Manyama Primary School.

Ms Katongo explains that the accident happened when the driver identified as Martin Malata aged 34 of Wisdom Compound lost control of the motor vehicle as it was moving towards Mutanda Bridge, in the process hit into bridge guardrails, overturned and rested in its normal position few meters before Mutanda River.

She further explains that the injured were rushed to Solwezi General Hospital while the bodies of the deceased are in the same hospital mortuary.

And on the Copperbelt, two people died while 15 others sustained injuries in an accident which happened yesterday, 13th May, 2018 at about 1020 hours on Ndola – Luanshya Road.


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