A 24-YEAR-OLD woman of Kasama has been arrested for allegedly attempting to chop off her daughter’s hands using a machete for eating food from one of their neighbours without her consent.
Northern Province deputy commissioner of Police Alfred Nawa said in an interview yesterday that this happened on Tuesday at Bwebe village in Kasama.
“On Tuesday this week, the victim aged 11, got hungry and decided to go and eat from one of their neighbours. This angered the mother who beat her severely using a machete,” he said.
Mr Nawa said the victim was rescued by her grandmother who later reported the matter to police who rushed to the scene and apprehended the suspect.
He said the victim sustained dip cuts on both hands.
Mr Nawa said the suspect has been charged with unlawful wounding and will appear in court soon.
Meanwhile the Zambia Police Service will deploy officers countrywide to conduct both foot and motorised patrols in order to maintain law and order during the Easter holiday, Police spokesperson Charity Munganga-Chanda has said.
Mrs Mrs MungangaChanda said in a statement issued in Lusaka yesterday that officers will be deployed to deter criminals who would want to take advantage of the Easter holiday to commit crime.
“The patrols will be conducted from 18:00 hours to 06:00 hours. Don’t feel intimidated by the presence of the police in your areas as they will be there to protect your lives and property,” she said.