By Staff Writer
A-16-year-old girl of Solwezi has died after being beaten by her 23-year-old boyfriend.
Northwestern Province Commissioner of Police Elias Chushi has confirmed the incident in Solwezi today and identified the deceased as Annie Kayombo of Kandemba area in Solwezi.
Mr Chushi said Annie was assaulted by the boyfriend, a taxi driver identified as Abraham Ngambwe of New road in Kandemba area.
He said Ngambwe used unknown object to inflict pain though Ms Kayombo had no physical injuries.
“The young girl was assaulted on December 22, 2020 around 23:00 hours in Kandemba compound but the matter was on December 23, 2020 at 11:00 hours by her mother since she was unable to talk at the time of reporting.
“Ngambwe caused Ms Kayombo to sustain general body pains and no physical injuries were seen as an unknown object was used in the act, docket of assault was opened and arrest was made”, Mr Chushi said.
He said Ms Kayombo was admitted to Solwezi General Hospital intensive care unit where she was rushed after being unconscious and later succumbed to the injuries and died on December 26, 2020 around 04:00 hours.
Mr Chushi said a docket of murder has been opened after a postmortem examination was done yesterday.
“The suspect remains in custody awaiting court appearance,” he said.