Police on the Copperbelt have arrested a 44 year old woman for allegedly causing the death of her husband.
Copperbelt Police Commissioner, Peacewell Mweemba identified the suspect as Mailesi Zulu aged 44 of Lundazi district.
In a statement issued to the media, the Police Chief said the deceased identified as Dennis Chanda had a misunderstanding with his wife who later got a pan brick and hit him on the stomach causing him severe pain.
Mr Mweemba stated that the deceased was rushed to Mpongwe Mission Hospital on November 17, 2022 where he was admitted and his wife apprehended for assault occasioning body harm (AOBH).
He said the deceased was later evacuated to Ndola Teaching Hospital where he died on December 12, 2022 and it was later discovered that Police were not informed of his death.
Mr Mweemba added that his body was exhumed 15 days after his burial upon which a forensic pathology investigation revealed that he died of trauma due to the injuries in his stomach.
He said a docket for murder has since been opened and the suspect is currently remanded in custody awaiting court appearance.