Police in Luanshya have arrested a 20-year old Grade eleven pupil of Mpatamatu for the alleged murder of his father.
Copperbelt Police Commissioner, Joyce Kasosa, confirmed the incident to ZANIS in Luanshya, saying Rabson Mwelwa, of house number 280/25 Mpatamatu, caused the death of his father, James Mwelwa, a miner aged 52, after hitting him with a sharp object on the head.
Ms Kasosa said the incident happened Thursday around 16:00 hours when Mwelwa engaged in a quarrel with his son who later hit him on the head with a bottle.
She said Mwelwa sustained a deep cut in the head which led to severe bleeding resulting in his death.
Ms Kasosa said the suspect was arrested and is being held at Mpatamato Police Station, while the body of the deceased is lying in Roan General Hospital awaiting post mortem.
She has since appealed to members of the public to desist from resorting to violence as a means of resolving disputes.