A 31-year-old Chingola woman has been found dead whilst her 10-year-old daughter has been found injured in their home.
In a statement, Thursday, acting police spokesperson Danny Mwale stated that police had since instituted investigations into the suspected murder.
“A female identified as Rabecca Mwape Mutambo aged 31 of Chikola Loop area in Chingola was found dead in her house and a juvenile aged 10 believed to be her daughter was injured and sustained a swollen left eye. Unknown object is believed to have been used in the act. The juvenile is currently admitted to Nchanga General Hospital while the body of the deceased is laying in Nchanga General Hospital Mortuary awaiting postmortem. Police have instituted investigations into the matter,” Mwale stated.
And in another incident, Mwale stated that an 80-year-old man had been shot dead by unknown people using a homemade gun.
“In a related incident, an 80 year old man of Nchinde village Chief Kafwimbi in Isoka District of Muchinga Province was shot dead on 27th March, 2019 by unknown people. A homemade gun, muzzle loader is believed to have been used. The body of the deceased is in Isoka District Hospital awaiting Postmortem and investigations have been launched,” Mwale stated.
Meanwhile, Mwale stated that two criminals, one dressed in a military uniform and armed with a pistol, broke into a farm house and stole two short guns all valued at K20,000.
“The incident happened on 27th March, 2019 at around 19:00 hours in Lusaka West, Mumbwa Road.
We calling upon members of the public to be on the lookout and report any suspicious looking persons to the nearest police station,” stated Mwale.