Police Public Relations Officer Mwaata Katongo has stated that the murder is reported to have occurred around 02:00 hours today while the suicide happened later around 11:00 hours.
“The victim allegedly had a domestic dispute with her husband and a fight ensued which resulted in her sustaining three deep cuts in the head. She was rushed to Petauke District Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Police visited the crime scene and picked the wooden plunk believed to have been used in the murder,” Katongo stated.
She stated that the suspect fled to his maize field where he ingested some pesticide and later called his friend who is a taxi driver who rushed there, picked him up and took him to Petauke Police Station in an unconscious state.
Katongo stated that Mwambula later died at Petauke District Hospital.
The two bodies are in Petauke District Hospital mortuary.