A 31-year-old Mwinilunga man has murdered a 75-year-old man of the same area with a bicycle handle for denying him his daughter’s hand in marriage.

According to a statement issued by police spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo, Sunday, the murder occurred between 19:00 hours and 21:00 hours on Saturday.

“We recieved a report of murder which occurred on 31st March, 2018 between 19:00 hours and 21:00 hours at Munduki Village in Katambi area Chief Sailunga of Mwinilunga District. The matter was reported on 1st March, 2018 at 15:00 hours at Mwinilunga Police by Fred Kapila aged 23 years of the same abode who reported that his father Kapila Kachiza aged 75 years of village Munduki, in Katambi area in Chief Sailunga of Mwinilunga District, was allegedly murdered by Teddy Kapepa aged 31 years also of village Matavu, Katambi area,” Katongo stated.

“The deceased sustained two deep cuts on the forehead and a cut on the skull. A bicycle handle is alleged to have been used in the act. According to the reporter, the reason of the killing was that the deceased was refusing to offer his daughter in marriage to the suspect.”

Katongo stated that the suspect was in police custody whilst the body was in the morgue awaiting postmortem.

“Police visited the scene and the body was picked from the scene and deposited at Mwinilunga District Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem. The suspect was arrested and is detained in Police custody,” stated Katongo.