A Petauke man kills his wife, then himself, police say

A 39 year old man of Petauke in Eastern Province, killed his wife, then himself in an apparent murder-suicide after a domestic dispute.
Zambia Police Service Spokesperson Mrs. Esther Mwaata Katongo has told Mwebantu in statement and identified the man as Felix Mwambula aged 39 of Petauke Main Location and his wife, Brenda Kamocha aged 35.
“ The murder is reported to have occurred  in the early hours of today, 20th September,  2019 at around 0200 hours at Petauke Main Location while the suicide happened today around 11 00 hours. The victim allegedly had a domestic dispute with her husband and a fight ensued which resulted in her sustaining three deep cuts in the head. She was rushed to Petauke District Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Police visited the crime scene and picked the wooden plunk believed to have been used in the murder. The suspect fled to his maize field where he ingested some pesticide and later called his friend who is a taxi driver who rushed there, picked him and took him to Petauke Police Station in unconscious state and later died at Petauke District Hospital. The two bodies are in Petauke District Hospital mortuary.” She said.

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