Woman chops off ex-husband’s toes for failing to pay child support

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A 28-year-old woman of Itawa in Ndola has chopped off two of her ex-husband’s toes for allegedly failing to support their three children.

Copperbelt Province commissioner of police Charity Katanga has confirmed the incident which occurred on January 2, 2019 around 20:00 hours near Chermopharm Store in Ndola Central Business.

Katanga identified the woman as Evelyn Nachalwe, 28, of Itawa, and the victim as Batan Banda, 35, of Mushili township.

“Grievous bodily harm happened on January 2, 2019 at 20:00 hours, near Chermopharm Store Ndola town. In this case, the complainant being Batan Banda aged 35 years of house No 3809 Mushili. He reported that he has been wounded by his former wife. The two met in town. The woman accused the man of not supporting their three children who are under the custody of the woman ever since their marriage ended,” Katanga said, adding that it was at this point that the woman produced an axe from her bag and committed the offense before handing herself over to the police.

“The woman produced and axe from her bag and used it to chop off two toes from one of the complainant’s legs. She handed herself to the Police. The axe is also in the hands of the Police. The complainant was brought to the Police by some members of the public. He sustained an injury where his two toes were completely cut off by means of an axe, on his left foot.”

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