By Bennie Mundando

A 28-year old man of Chilanga in Lusaka Province has committed suicide after murdering his 20-year old wife after an altercation.

Police spokesperson Esther Katongo said the incident happened this morning around 03:00 away from their matrimonial house as the man is believed to have previously left his house and was staying in a one-roomed house belonging to another person.

Ms. Katongo said Savior Katiyo is believed to have murdered his wife, Susan Moono, after she followed him where he was staying, probably after an altercation and that a blood-stained knife was discovered at the crime scene.

“Police in Chilanga District received a report from Banda Katiyo aged 61 of Longbridge in Chilanga that his son, Savior Katiyo aged 28, also of Longbridge, committed suicide after allegedly murdering his wife Susan Moono aged 20. This occurred in the early hours of today, 2nd January, 2021 around 03: 00 hours in Chilanga. Police visited the scene of crime and found the body of the female victim with multiple cuts on both hands, on the back and abdomen with intestines protruding and also human bites on the shoulder, chest, and on both hands.

“The body was found lying halfway on the mattress while the body of the suspect was found hanging in the corner of the room with human bites on both hands, chest, shoulder and on the back. A knife suspected to have been used in the act with blood stains has been recovered from the same one-roomed house belonging to Mathews Muwowo,” Ms. Katongo said.

“It is alleged that Saviour Katiyo had moved from his matrimonial home and was staying at Muwowo’s house where the wife followed and they seem to have had an altercation. Both bodies have been picked and taken to the university Teaching Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.

“We are urging couples to always find amicable ways of sorting out their marital disputes as opposed to violent means,” she said.

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