Police say the 42-year-old Mkushi man who allegedly killed his wife and buried her in a shallow grave committed suicide about a kilometer away from their home.

In a statement yesterday, Police Spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo said police were hunting down Mulenga Kalunga who murdered his wife Juliet Machiko around 09:30 hours on Monday.

But in a follow up statement today, Katongo disclosed that Kalunga’s body had been discovered hanging on a tree not far from his home.

“The accused person who was initially on the run has committed suicide by hanging himself to a tree, about one kilometer from his matrimonial home using a rope. His body was discovered yesterday 12th September, 2017. Both bodies have since been buried,” stated Katongo.