POLICE have a recorded a suspected murder- suicide after a husband killed his wife and then himself after a marital dispute.
Cecilia Mwango 48 of six miles Kabangwe area reported that her sister Kangwa Mwango aged 33, was severely beaten up by her husband Steven Yamba aged 44 and eventually died on the 25th December 2021 at around 09:00 hours whilst the husband was trying to ferry her to hospital for treatment.
In a statement issued by police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga to Mwebantu, the facts are that on the 24th December 2021 at around 1900 hours the couple had a dispute which led to a fight where the wife Kangwa Mwango was severely beaten and spent a night in the house.
“On the 25th December 2021, at around 0900 hours the husband took her to Chawama hospital where he was advised to take her directly to University Teaching Hospital. Regrettably she died on the way.
Upon arrival at UTH, the husband Steven Yamba, seeing that he had caused the wife’s death he quickly sneaked to Kabwata market where he bought a bottle of Doom pesticide and committed suicide by drinking the same,” he said.
Mr Hamoonga said the two bodies are in UTH mortuary awaiting Autopsy and burial.