Husband who beat wife to de@th on Xmas Day, commits su!c!de at around 9:am in Lusaka, Zambia.
A 44-year-old man identified as Steven Yamba viciously beat up his 33-year-old wife on Saturday, 25th December, at around 9:am, while he was taking her to University Teaching Hospital.
Reports further revealed that Mr. Yamba started beating his wife from 7:pm on Christmas Eve through to the early hours of Christmas Day when he noticed that she was becoming lifeless and decided to rush her to the hospital where she lost her life.
After doctors had confirmed the death of his wife to him, reports say he rushed into a market where he bought a bottle of pesticide and drank, losing his life instantly.
Police Public Relations Officer, Rae Hamoonga, who confirmed the incident narrated the ordeal and he said;
“Police today received a report of Murder from F/Cecilia Mwango aged 48 of 6miles Kabangwe area that her sister Kangwa Mwango aged 33, was severely beaten up by her husband Steven Yamba aged 44 and eventually died on the 25th December 2021 at around 09:00 hours whilst the husband was trying to ferry her to hospital for treatment,”
“Brief facts of the case are that on the 24th December 2021 at around 1900 hours the couple had a dispute which led to a fight where the wife Kangwa Mwango was severely beaten and spent a night in the house,” the PPRO said.
“On the 25th December 2021, at around 0900 hours the husband took her to Chawama hospital where he was advised to take her directly to University Teaching Hospital. Regrettably she died on the way.
“Upon arrival at UTH, the husband Steven Yamba, seeing that he had caused the wife’s death he quickly sneaked to Kabwata market where he bought a bottle of Doom pesticide and committed suicide by drinking the same.”