Police claim 2 suspects jump to death

Two suspected criminals have died in Kasama after allegedelly jumping from a moving police vehicle after being apprehended.

Northern Province Police Commissioner, Mary Chikwanda, claimed  the incident happened over the weekend.

Chikwanda identified the deceased as Joseph Katongo, 23, of Andele village, and Morris Silungwe, 25, of Location Township in Kasama.

She said the two were among nine other suspects that were picked up by police for disorderly conduct.

Chikwanda claimed that the duo met their fate after jumping from the moving vehicle while being taken to the police station.

The bodies of the deceased are lying in Kasama General Hospital mortuary awaiting burial.

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