POLICE in Lusaka have arrested a 29-year-old woman for pouring hot water on her 46-year-old husband after a domestic dispute.
According to a statement issued by Zambia Police spokesperson Esther Katongo, Sunday, the victim, who was at their matrimonial home, was angered after his wife returned home late on News Years Day and he later slapped her.
The suspect, Susan Mundlongwa, then picked a pot from the brazier containing hot water and poured it on her husband who sustained serious burns on the lower abdomen and other parts of the body.
Katongo stated that the woman ran away and was only picked on Sunday after she went to the Hospital to check on her husband.
“Police in Lusaka received a report of Grievous Bodily Harm which occurred on January 1, 2021 around 23:00 hours at SOS in Matero North in which female Gift Bwalya aged 48 of Ranchdale reported on behalf of her young brother Derick Bwalya aged 46 of SOS that his wife poured hot water on his body. It was reported that the victim was at his matrimonial home while his wife who was away returned back late and this infuriated the husband who later slapped the wife,” stated Katongo.
“The wife is reported to have picked a pot containing hot water which was on a brazier and poured on her husband and he sustained serious burns on the lower abdomen and other parts of the body. The suspect later ran away and the victim was rushed to Matero Level one Hospital where he is admitted. The suspect Susan Mundlongwa aged 29 was picked today (yesterday), January 3, 2021 after she went to the Hospital to check on her husband at about 10 00 hours. She is detained in police custody.”