A TWENTY-TWO-YEAR-OLD woman in Kitwe has been brutally murdered after being raped by unknown people.
The body of the woman was found naked with blood stains in the nose in an unfinished building in Mulenga Township.
This is the second time a woman has been killed and the body dumped in an unfinished building in the area.
Another woman was recently found murdered and the naked body dumped in an unfinished church building in Ndeke Township.
Copperbelt Police Chief Joyce Kasosa said the incident happened last week between Thursday around 18:00 hours and Friday morning.
Ms Kasosa identified the deceased woman as Christabel Chibale Chileya of house number 34/83, Mulenga Township.
She said the body of the late Ms Chileya was found on Friday morning dumped in an incomplete building.
There were blood stains on the nose while the neck was swollen.
“We suspect the woman was raped before being murdered and the body dumped in an unfinished building in Mulenga Township,” Ms Kasosa said.
She said the body of the woman was taken to Kitwe Central Hospital and that police were waiting for a postmortem report.
Meanwhile, Ms Kasosa said a 14-year-old girl of Chililabombwe’s Kawama Township had fallen pregnant after she was defiled by an unknown man.
Ms Kasosa said the girl, who was defiled between July 15 and November 15 this year, was two months pregnant.
“The culprit is at large but the girl can identify the man if she sees him,” Ms Kasosa said.
Times of Zambia