A 44-year-old man has allegedly taken his own life after beating his wife to death over a marital dispute.
The man identified as Steven Yamba viciously beat up his 33-year-old wife who died on Christmas day while he was taking her to the hospital.
According to reports, Mr. Yamba eventually started beating his wife on the night of 24th December to the early hours of Christmas day.
When Mr. Yamba noticed his wife, Kangwa Mwango was becoming lifeless, he then rushed her to the hospital where she passed away.
After doctors at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) confirmed the death of his wife, Mr. Yamba reportedly sneaked into the market and bought a pesticide which he drank.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Rae Hamoonga, confirmed the unfortunate incident and explained how it happened.
“Police today received a report of Murder from F/Cecilia Mwango aged 48 of 6miles Kabangwe area that her sister Kangwa Mwango aged 33, was severely beaten up by her husband Steven Yamba aged 44, and eventually died on the 25th December 2021 at around 09:00 hours, whilst the husband was trying to ferry her to hospital for treatment.
Brief facts of the case are that on the 24th December 2021 at around 1900 hours, the couple had a dispute which led to a fight where the wife Kangwa Mwango was severely beaten and spent a night in the house. On the 25th December 2021, at around 0900 hours, the husband took her to Chawama hospital where he was advised to take her directly to University Teaching Hospital.
Regrettably, she died on the way. Upon arrival at UTH, the husband Steven Yamba, seeing that he had caused the wife’s death he quickly sneaked to Kabwata market, where he bought a bottle of Doom pesticide and committed suicide by drinking it”, the PRO explained.
The police have commenced investigations into the matter and the bodies have been deposited at the UTH for autopsy.