An 80 year old woman of Mwinilunga District in Chief Kakoma’s area has been beaten to death while her alleged accomplice is nursing serious injuries after a mob descended on them on suspicion of practicing witchcraft.
North-western Province Deputy Commissioner of Police Michael Nkaka confirmed the development to ZANIS in Mwinilunga today.
Mr Nkaka identified the deceased as Pascalina Kakinka of Ngoyi village and her alleged accomplice Faustina Sakambanda 70, is admitted at Kakoma rural health centre.
He said Kakinka was murdered at the weekend when an angry mob beat her and Sakambanda after being suspected of causing the death of Pathias Mututa of the same village.
Mr Nkaka said the deceased sustained a deep cut in the spinal cord and had multiple body injuries.
He said the incident was reported to police by the deceased’s son yesterday and no arrests have been made so far.
Mr Nkaka said the relatives to the deceased have been advised to bury the body pending investigations into the matter.