Police in Mpulungu have launched a manhunt for a suspect identified as Chuma Simfumkwe of Chitongo Village for allegedly murdering his one month old daughter.
The murder occurred on 08th July, 2018 at around 20:00 hours at Chitongo Village following a fight between the suspect and his 19 year old wife over Kapenta.
Police spokesperson Esther Katongo who confirmed the development says the mother of the victim identified as Catherine Nawakwi aged 19 reported that as she was preparing dinner at about 19 45 hours, her husband went home drunk and demanded that he eats the Kapenta which she had prepared alone.
She explained that it was at that point when the fight ensued and in the process the suspect punched the baby on the ribs who was on her mother’s back leading to the death of the baby.
The suspect is currently on the run while the body of the deceased baby is in Mpulungu General Hospital Mortuary awaiting Postmortem.