A MAN suspected of defiling his stepdaughter died after he threw himself in front of a moving truck in Kafulafuta District in what is suspected to be a move to avoid prosecution.
The 34-year-old man, Nevers Zimba of Kandolo Village in Kafulafuta, threw himself in front of a moving truck and died instantly on Wednesday at 16:00 hours on the Ndola-Kabwe Road in Kafulafuta.
Copperbelt Police chief Joyce Kasosa said in an interview that the incident happened after Zimba was accused by his family members of defiling his 13-year-old stepdaughter, whose age is not known.
“Family members of the man dragged him to the Police station and on their way, Zimba decided to commit suicide by throwing himself in front of a moving truck,” Ms Kasosa said.
Zimba’s head was crushed and his right ankle fractured when he threw himself in front of a truck and died.
Ms Kasosa said the truck and trailer registration numbers T307 CHR and T305 CHR driven by Edi Juma, 30 of Tanga in Tanzania, damaged its front bumper and cracked its grill in the process.
Mr Juma was not hurt in the accident.
Ms Kasosa said she was waiting for more details of the incest case.
Times of Zambia