Five armed criminals have killed-a 36-year-old security guard at the residence of Ilyas Patel an Indian National in Chipata.
The criminals who got away with an Itel phone and 150 Kwacha cash did not steal anything from Mr Patel’s but fled when the other guard was shouting for help as he was being dragged by the assailants.
Eastern Province Deputy Police Commanding Officer Lucky Munkhondya said the victim has been identified as Penias Banda who was murdered around 03:00 hours yesterday
Ms Munkhondya said police received a report from Mr Patel, the proprietor of Highways Bakery that his two security guards Penias Banda and Francis Njobvu of All Stars Security Company were attacked by five unknown people.
She said the body of the victim was found lying in a store room with both hands and legs tied with polythene ropes.
Ms Munkhondya said the victim had no physical injuries and police suspected that he was strangled.
She said the criminals were suspected to be armed with machetes as a machete was left at the scene of the incident.
The body of the deceased has been deposited in Chipata Central hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.