A 40-YEAR-old man has allegedly been stoned to death by his three brothers-in-law for refusing to release his 25-year-old wife to them so that she could go and nurse their sick mother.
Luapula Province commissioner of police Malcolm Mulenga said in an interview yesterday that the incident happened around 07:00 hours on Monday in Kalusha village in Chief Matanda’s area.
Mr Mulenga said Samuel Kalaba was stoned to death allegedly by John Ilunga, 20, Charles Chisala, 27, and Benjamin Ng’andwe, 29, all of Chipeti village in Chief Matanda’s area for refusing to allow their sister (his wife) to go and nurse her mother who was suffering from malaria in the next village, which is about 40km away.
Kalaba suffered multiple deep cuts on his head and bruises on his body. No arrests have been made.