A 21-year-old woman of Dunda Township in Lundazi, Eastern Province has allegedly been hacked to death by her husband, using a machete following a dispute.
Eastern Province Police Commissioner, Geza Lungu has identified the deceased as Natasha Phiri while the suspected murderer only as a Mr. Mwale, who is now on the run.
Mr. Lungu says police received a report of suspected murder following foul smell coming from the house of Mr. Mwale, in which police discovered a decomposed and mutilated body, packed in a suitcase.
A bloodstained machete believed to have been used in the act was also found besides the suitcase.
The body has since been released to the relatives for burial after conducting post-mortem.