54 year old Kaputa man allegedly murders his son
Kaputa June 19,2014—Police in Kaputa District have arrested a 54 year old man for allegedly stabbing his son to death.
Edson Musachi of Kantalamba Village an employee at Chambeshi Water and Sewerage Company in Kaputa was arrested on Tuesday for stabbing his step son Sydney Katele 30 in the chest after a quarrel.
Neighbours to the victim and deceased told ZANIS in an interview today that Musachi stabbed his son after he tried to intervene in a domestic dispute between him and his wife.
One of the neighbours only identified as Mr Chomba narrated that on Monday evening Musachi came home drunk and started quarrelling with his wife.
Mr Chomba said the son tried to intervene by asking him to stop quarrelling with his mother and it was at that point that the suspect got a brand new knife and stabbed the deceased and later disappeared.
He added that the deceased was later taken to hospital where he died a few minutes after arrival.
The suspect has since been arrested and is in police custody.
Mr Chomba said the postmortem conducted indicates that Katele died from wounds as the result of the stabbing which pierced the heart.
And Luapula Province Police Commissioner, Malcom Mulenga has also confirmed the incident to ZANIS in a telephone interview.
Mr Mulenga added that the man was arrested and is remanded in police custody.
The deceased has however been buried.