A MAN in Chisamba has been arrested for killing his two children aged five and seven after administering a toxic substance on them.
Police identified the man as Julius Mucheki who attempted to take his life by drinking the same toxic substance but is currently battling for his life in Liteta District Hospital.
The incident occurred on Tuesday this week around 19:00 hours at 22 Miles in Chisamba.
In a related development, a man identified as Ben Haangala is alleged to have killed his wife Melinda Mulimbika aged 19.
Police acting spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said the suspect could have killed his wife in Mumbwa after a domestic dispute when she went to collect firewood in the bush.
He said the woman was found with blood stains on her nose, mouth, and ears as well as burns on both hands.
The incident happened on Wednesday this week and the body was lying in Mumbwa District Hospital awaiting postmortem.?Meanwhile, Police arrested a 24-year-old man identified as Bupe Chilufya of Mpika District for defiling an eight-year-old girl of Kamwanya Village.
Mr Hamoonga said the suspect had been charged with defilement and would appear in court soon.
The incident occurred on Wednesday this week around 10:00 hours at Malashi Primary School.