By Staff Writer
A 63-year-old man of Chongwe district has been burnt to death beyond recognition after his house was set ablaze by unknown people.
Police have since instituted investigations into the matter
Zambia Police Spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said the incident which has been recorded as a murder case happened yesterday.
He said that the death of Alfred Mwalukanga was reported by his grandfather Christopher Mtonga a village Headman of Shipanika village.
“Brief facts of the matter are that, the deceased was staying alone as his wife Bridget Musumali had gone to Kazungula for business. On October,23rd, 2022 at around 20:00 hours the deceased went to sleep after supper. When his step daughter a juvenile aged 17 woke up around 03:00 hours yesterday to answer the call of nature she found the house intact unfortunately, around 05:00 hours she discovered that her father’s house was burnt and that her father was burnt to death,” he said
Mr Hamoonga said police visited the scene of crime where the body of the deceased was found burnt beyond recognition.
“A five liters red container containing about half a liter of petrol was found behind the house. The relatives have been advised to bury the body in a shallow grave pending exhumation and post-mortem. A docket of murder has since been opened and investigations Instituted,” he said.