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Father beats son to death

Filed under: Breaking News |

Police deputy spokesperson, Danny Mwale

A 41 year old man identified as Situmbeko Amulomba in Luangwa District has beaten his 11 year old son to death for allegedly stealing a K100.

The development did not sit well with the father who severely beat the boy.

The incident occurred on March 4, 2023 around 19:00 hours and the boy died on March 7, 2023 at 12:00 hours.

Concerned members of the community in Soweto compound of Luangwa District informed Police on yesterday Thursday, March 9, 2023 that Situmbeko was seen beating his son who later died in Luangwa District Hospital in unclear circumstances.

The incident was not reported to Police until yesterday when the deceased was being buried and Police officers swung into action and halted the burial ceremony.

Officers inspected the body of the deceased and found it had multiple injuries.

Police immediately apprehended the suspect after burial and the grave was marked for exhumation and postmortem.

Police Deputy Spokesperson Danny Mwale says initial investigations revealed that on March 4, 2023 around 19:00 hours in Soweto Compound of Luangwa District, Situmbeko Amulomba (junior) is alleged to have stolen K100.00 belonging to his father.

The suspect is detained in Police custody yet to be formally charged.


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