A motor cyclist has been lynched and beaten to death by an angry mob in Mwinilunga district. This is after the motorcyclist hit an eight-year-old boy who died on the spot.
North Western Province Deputy Commissioner of Police, Bonny Kapeso, confirmed the incident that happened on Wednesday around 17.00 hours.
Mr Kapeso said the motorcyclist, who has not been identified and riding an unregistered motorcycle, hit the boy of Kaloza village in chief Sailunga’s area of Mwinilunga.
He said the boy identified as Alex Kamuza, aged eight, died on the spot.
The Deputy Police Chief said this angered the villagers who mobilised and beat the motorcyclist to death.
Mr KLapeso said both the bodies of the boy and the motorcyclist are lying in Mwinilunga District Hospital mortuary.
In a related development, a Grade Six pupil of Kamapanda Basic School died of head injuries after falling from a speeding vehicle in Kabompo district.
North Western Province Deputy Commissioner of Police, Bonny Kapeso, confirmed the incident and named the deceased as Mukumbi Mashina.
Mr Kapeso said Mukumbi fell from a Zesco vehicle registration number ABX5440 and died of head injuries.
He said the driver of the vehicle, Fred Kaole, of house number 14722/917, Kamwala Township in Lusaka, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving and he is detained at Kabompo police station.