Copperbelt Police Chief Charity Katanga has confirmed the incident identifying the deceased as Benson Kondolo of house number 1000 Twatasha Township.
She said the incident happened when two who stay in the same house had a quarrel which later led to a fight.
Katanga said the allegations are that the younger brother had insulted his elder brother identified as Lewis Kondolo.
“The two brothers stay at the same house, and the deceased insulted the elder which angered him. Their other brother separated them and that’s how they both left. Again the elder brother started beating the deceased after repeated insults, then the following morning, the younger brother was found dead in the house,” she stated.
Katanga added that police who rushed to the scene of the crime found the dead body of the deceased in his bed in a pool of blood.
“There were also pieces of blood stained planks with nails found at the scene, allegedly used in the murder. Police inspected the body and found two deep cuts on the right upper arm,” Katanga added.
She said the body of the deceased has since been deposited in Kitwe Teaching hospital mortuary awaiting post-mortem.
Katanga said the suspect is currently on the run and a man has been launched while a docket has been opened and investigations instituted.