A 32 year old woman of Kantolo Village, Chief Malembeka of Mpongwe District has died after she was allegedly beaten by her 45 year old husband after a marital dispute.
The incident occurred yesterday, 09th July, 2018 around 04:00 hours in Mpongwe district.
The victim has been identified as Bibianah Chitwala while the suspect has been identified as Mukonka Chiselema aged 45 of the same address.
Police spokesperson Esther Katongo who confirmed the sad development says the deceased sustained multiple cuts on the body and a swollen face as a stick is alleged to have been used in the act.
Mrs Katongo explained that the victim was rushed to Mpongwe Mission Hospital by her relatives where she later died and the body is lying in the same Hospital mortuary awaiting post mortem.
The accused person is detained in police custody for murder.