Girl defiled, strangled to death in Chibombo
A TWELVE-YEAR-OLD girl was at the weekend defiled and strangled to death by a 33-year-old man in Chibombo District in Central Province.
The girl, identified as Brilliant Muyuwa, is alleged to have been defiled and strangled around 02:00 hours on Saturday by Kelvin Musopela.
The man allegedly “sneaked” into the house as the girl’s parents and other members of the family were attending a funeral within Chibombo District.
Musopela allegedly defiled the girl repeatedly and later strangled her as she struggled in vain to get out of his grip. He later got the body and dumped it 10 metres from the house.
Central Province commissioner of police Solomon Jere confirmed the incident which occurred at Musopela Village in Keembe Constituency.
Dr Jere said Musopela was apprehended before he could flee and handed over to the police, who have since detained him.
In Mumbwa, a 51-year-old woman was stabbed to death by her husband after she refused to get back to the matrimonial home following their separation.
Dr Jere said police investigations revealed that the woman, identified as Leya Banda, left the matrimonial home some months ago after differences with her husband, Kelinson Maambo in Chief Shakumbila’s area.
He said Mr Maambo on Saturday followed his wife who was at the time busy in her cotton field.
He asked her to get back home but she refused and this incensed him.
He allegedly produced a knife and stabbed her several times in her chest and other parts of the body, killing her instantly.
Villagers who heard a woman cry for help rushed to the scene only to find her lying in a pool of blood.
Some villagers attempted to give chase but failed to get hold of Mr Maambo.
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They later spotted him taking a quick bath at a nearby stream but after seeing that he was being followed, he ran away leaving his clothes behind.
Police have since launched a manhunt.