A 20 year old woman is nursing injuries in Kafue District Hospital after jumping from the second floor of Mulungushi flat in Kafue estates after allegedly being raped and threatened to be killed by the father of her child.
Kafue acting District Commissioner, Joseph Kamana confirmed the incident to ZANIS in Kafue yesterday.
Mr Kamana named the victim as Precious Mwaba Kambole of Kapirimposhi and her assailant as Sylvester Mwanza of Kafue Estates.
The District Commissioner explained that the incident happened last week when Mwanza took Kambole to one of the flats in Kafue estates where he attempted to kill her.
He further said Kambole managed to escape by breaking one of windows and jumped from the second floor.
Mr. Kamana said Kambole sustained injuries and is currently admitted to Kafue District Hospital.
He described her condition as stable.
The District Commissioner said Sylvester is on the run and the police have launched a manhunt to bring him to book.
Mr Kamana has since called on Kafue residents to report gender based violence to the relevant authorities if the scourge is to eradicated in communities.