A 29 year old man of Garden Park Area in Lusaka’s Kanyama Compound has murdered his 2 sons and subsequently committed suicide.
Police spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo has identified the deceased as Paul Phiri who took Doom pesticide which he also gave to his two sons.
The incident happened on Friday afternoon.
Mrs. Katongo said before committing the act, Phiri had called his brother in law Rodrick Banda and informed him about his plan to kill himself and his two sons.
Mrs. Katongo added that by the time Banda was arriving Phiri and his two sons had already died.
It is believed that the motive behind Phiri’s action is the failed marriage reconciliation with his first wife who is also the mother to the two deceased juveniles.
The bodies are in UTH mortuary awaiting postmortem.