The deceased who has been identified as Namakau Mubukwanu, 25, of House Number 10/13 Bulangililo Township allegedly committed suicide by locking herself in the house and set it ablaze.
Copperbelt Police Chief Charity Katanga said the deceased informed her husband who was out drinking of her intentions before she set the house she was in ablaze.
“She called and informed her husband who was out at a night club drinking beer of her intentions. The husband immediately rushed home but found the house already on fire. Around 02:00hrs, with the help of neighbours, he forced the door open, entered and managed to move her out of the house and rushed to Kitwe teaching hospital where she was pronounced dead,” Katanga said.
She further stated police are yet to established reasons as to why she committed suicide but has opened an inquiry file.
Katanga said body of the deceased in Kitwe Teaching hospital mortuary awaiting post-mortem and burial.