By PETER SICHALI writes
A 25-YEAR-OLD man of Shiwang’andu district has been arrested for allegedly slapping to death his four-old step child.
The suspect of Poya village in Chief Nkula’s is reported to have repeatedly slapped the child until he died and has since been charged with murder.
Muchinga Province Commissioner of Police Joel Njase identified the suspect as Vincent Chewe while the deceased boy was Famous Mutale.
“Police in Shiwang’andu received a report of suspected murder on 26/06/2020 by a member of the public alleging that that Famous Mutale aged four years old of Poya Chief Nkula of Shiwang’andu district had been murdered by his step father Vincent Chewe aged 25 of the same address,” Mr Njase said.
Mr Njase said the occurred on Tuesday last week between 08:00 hours 12:00 hours at Poya village and the victim was buried on Wednesday before the report was made to the police.
According to Mr Njase, the boy had sustained a fracture on the forehead and bruises on both cheeks as a result of the beating.
He said the boy was beaten and fell on a nearby log and sustained injuries before he died.
Mr Njase said the suspect has since been apprehended and detained at Shiwang’andu police station for further police investigations.