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Duo in police custody for murder of pregnant woman

POLICE in Central Province have arrested two women in connection with the murder of a 21-year-old pregnant woman.

Police spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo said the deceased who was nine months pregnant had been identified as Agnes Daka of chief Kalindawalo in Petauke district.

Katongo said the incident occurred on Saturday around 19:45 hours at 22 Miles on Lusaka road in Chisamba.

She said Mulenga Bwalya, 23, reported that his wife [Agnes] was allegedly murdered by Catherine Chisenga, 25, of chief Muchinka in Serenje district and also of Katondo Compound in Kabwe and Tangu Mwanza, 28, also of Katondo Compound.
Katongo said the information received was that Daka, who was in the company of another person, had sat opposite the accused persons at a local drinking place and that a scuffle started when one of them offered a beer to her.

She said Daka sustained a deep cut on her right hand and forehead as a broken bottle is alleged to have been used in the act and she died whilst being attended to at Twalumba Clinic.

Katongo said Chisenga and Bwalya were in police custody while Daka’s body was in Chisamba Rural Health Centre mortuary.

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