A woman believed to be in her early twenties has been murdered after being raped by unknown people.
The naked body of the unidentified woman was discovered by passersby in a nearby bush along the Mbala / Nakonde road between Delta Lodge and Nakonde dry Port about 20 metres from the road around 19:00 hours last night.
The body was found with both hands tied behind using her mini-skirt while her bra was tied around the neck.
Muchinga Province police commissioner Standwell Lungu has confirmed the incident in an interview with the Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS) in Chinsali today.
Mr. Lungu said the woman is believed to have been gang raped before being murdered and dumped in the bush.
The body of the woman is lying at Nakonde health centre mortuary waiting to be identified.
Police have since appealed to members of the public missing a friend or relative to contact them.