Boyfriend burns girlfriend with petrol

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A NAMWALA woman is nursing serious burns on her body after her boyfriend set her ablaze using petrol on suspicion that she has several boyfriends.

Southern Province Commissioner of Police Charity Katanga  said According to police in Namwala, a report was received of an attempted murder in which Josephine Nalobo, 32, of Maala, Chief Mungaila was set ablaze by her boyfriend Edify Chilimba, of unknown age, of Musemu area using petrol.

The incident occurred in Namwala on April 18, 2013 around 00: 06 hours in Maala area.

“Ms Nalobo is currently nursing serious burns in Namwala Hospital while Mr Chilimba’s whereabouts are unknown as he bolted after committing the crime.The two differed after the man was claiming that the woman has a lot of men. The police is still looking for the man,” Katanga said.

And  Katanga has said a Mazabuka based woman died on Sunday this week after she was struck by lightning.

She said Mutinta Mweemba, 19, of Kaleya Small Holdings in died instantly on April 21, 2013 after lightning struck her.