Deadly woman locks hubby (54) inside the bedroom and burns him to death

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Police in Lusaka have arrested a woman of Lusaka’s Chazanga Compound identified as Mary Phiri aged 46 in connection with the murder of her husband identified as Solomon Zulu aged 54.

Brief facts are that on 26th October, 2018 between 04 00 hours and 0430 hours, Mary Phiri allegedly set ablaze the house, which the couple was renting, after locking her husband inside the house.

The victim was rescued by the Landlord Lazarous Mwila who heard him call for help and when he went outside, he noticed that the house in which the victim was sleeping, was on fire and that the victim was trying to escape through a window which unfortunately was small.

Police spokesperson Esther Katongo said the victim suffered severe burns and was rushed to Chipata first level Hospital and later to UTH where he died yesterday at about 1100 hours.

Mrs. Katongo said at about 17:45 hours, members of the public managed to apprehend the suspect who had initially run away and handed her over to Police.

She said the body of the deceased is in UTH mortuary while the suspect is in police custody yet to be charged with Murder and Arson.


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