BY SYLVESTER KAUMBA
Two children of Matero Township near Shadreck have died after they consumed Doom Pesticide which was given to them by their mother.
Police spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo has disclosed to Komboni Radio News that the juveniles who have been identified as Mwenchi Nakazwe aged five and Dason Sikazwe aged one year and nine months died on the way to Chingwele first level Hospital last night around 19 hours.
And Mrs Katongo says the mother who also consumed the same substance has been identified as Miriam Mulenga aged 32.
Mrs Katongo says the motive behind the act has not yet been established.
The bodies of the deceased children are lying in the University Teaching Hospital Mortuary while the suspect is admitted in the same hospital and is said to be in a critical condition.
Meanwhile, police in Lusaka have arrested one person for attempted murder of an 8 year old boy of Chainda compound.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo has disclosed that the police received a report of attempted murder where an 8 year old boy of Chainda compound was attacked by unknown people in Ibex hill and cut his throat using a knife.
She says the victim who has been identified as Gift Mumba is currently admitted at Levy Mwanawasa Hospital adding that the police will conduct an identification parade once the victim who is still in hospital is in a stable condition.