Police in Kasama have arrested a 16-year-old boy for allegedly murdering his 22-year-old pregnant aunt and having sex with her corpse after she rebuked him for returning home drunk at an odd hour.
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Northern Province commissioner of police Charity Katanga said yesterday that the juvenile allegedly stabbed Grace Musumali of Mulenga Hills in Kasama on the throat and stomach before having sex with her corpse.
Ms Katanga said all this allegedly happened while Ms Musumali’s one-year-old daughter watched.
She said Ms Musumali was three months pregnant.
Ms Katanga said the incident happened on Saturday between 20:00 hours and 03:00 hours whilst Ms Musumali’s husband, only identified as Mr Ndumba, had travelled to Ndola to watch the soccer match between Zambia and Mozambique.
“The juvenile had come home late and drunk and when she questioned him, he took a knife and stabbed her on the throat and stomach before raping her,” Ms Katanga said.
She said when questioned by police on why he murdered and raped his aunt, the boy responded that he decided to attack her because she allegedly denied him food for three days.
“The knife has been recovered and will be used as evidence before the courts of law,” Ms Katanga said.
She said police have detained the boy, who is related to Mr Ndumba.