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Woman arrested for burning niece

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Police deputy spokesperson, Danny Mwale

Police in Lusaka has arrested Jane Gondwe aged 39 of old Kanyama compound for A$sault.

She is alleged to have poured boiling water on her 25-year-old niece identified as Gloria Mudenda.

The victim, who also sustained a cut on the right side of her head, allege that she was also hit with different objects including a frying pan before boiling water was poured on her.

She suffered severe burns on her back.

According to Police Deputy Spokesperson Danny Mwale, concerned members of the public intervened and rushed the victim to Kanyama Level One Hospital where she is admitted.

Her condition is said to be stable.

Mwale says the incident happened on February 17, 2023 around 11:00 hours in Old Kanyama compound Top five area.

The incident was reported to Police at 16:30 hours and immediately investigations were instituted leading to the arrest of the suspect.

Preliminary investigations revealed that Gondwe sells Chickens and on February 17, 2024 it was Mudenda who was supposed to dress the chickens in readiness for selling but she gave an excuse that she was not feeling well.

This angered her aunty who reacted by pouring boiling water meant for tea on her before hitting her with different objects including a frying pan.

They both live together at the same family house in Old Kanyama.

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

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