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Stepfather beats son to death over insults

POLICE in Kapiri Mposhi district have arrested a 50-year-old man for allegedly killing his 27- year-old stepson and dumping his body in a well.

And a 30-year-old woman has allegedly committed suicide by throwing herself into a well.

Central Province Commissioner of Police Chola Katanga has confirmed both incidents in a press statement.

In the first incident, Katanga explained that the man identified as Emmanuel Mbewe, who is a carpenter, allegedly killed his stepson and dumped his body in a well after the two picked-up a quarrel.

The incident happened on Saturday, September 14, 2019 around 21:00 hours at Chikayeba area.

Brief facts are that the deceased identified as Gideon Mubanga, while drunk was beaten to death by his stepfather using fists and a stick for using insulting language.

The deceased’s body has since been retrieved from the well by police and council fire brigade and deposited at Kapiri Mposhi Urban Clinic Mortuary awaiting postmortem.

Katanga said the deceased sustained bruises on the forehead and bleeding from both mouth and nose.

And a 30-year-old woman has allegedly committed suicide by throwing herself into a well.

The woman identified as Elizabeth Ng’ona drowned in an open well at her sister’s residence in Fairview Compound in a suicide case for unknown reasons.

Katanga said the deceased was said to have been mentally retarded.

Police and fire brigade retrieved the body and discovered no physical injuries on the body.
No foul play was suspected.

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