By ALICE NACHILEMBE
A-25-year-old man of Kazungula has killed his 17- year-old wife and reported himself to the police.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo said that Moses Mubukwanu of Mujala village in Nsinde area in Chief Musokotwana area reported himself to the police that he had beaten his wife identified as Prudence Mweene to death.
Ms Katongo said that the suspect led police to the crime scene where he left the body of the victim in a nearby bush close to Mujala village.
She said that Preliminary investigations have revealed that the suspect beat up his wife on allegations that she had gone to church on August 1, 2021, but only returned home on 2nd August, 2021 around 08:00 hours.
Ms Katongo said that struggle marks were observed at the scene and sticks stained with blood alleged to have been used in the act as well as a torn pant stained with blood were picked from the scene.
She said the body was found with multiple bruises.
“The murder occurred on 02nd August, 2021 between 08:00 hours and 16: 00 hours in Mujala village of Nsinde area of Kazungula District. Police have picked the body of the victim and deposited it in Batoka Hospital Mortuary awaiting postmortem,” she said.