POLICE in Kabwe have detained a 20-year-old hammer mill operator for allegedly having sex with a chicken which later died.
The accused identified as Cephas Mwape of Makululu Township is alleged to have had carnal knowledge of the chicken this week.
Central Province Police chief Standwell Lungu said the incident happened around 09:00 hours at the shop where Mwape works as a hammer mill operator.
Residents got attracted by the noise from the chicken and when they rushed to the shop, they found Mwape in the act. He was apprehended and later handed over to the police.
Police said Mwape would be charged for bestiality which falls under the unnatural offence Act and that if convicted it carries the maximum sentence of 15 years and above.
He had allegedly forced himself on the chicken which later died as he was being led away from the scene.
In another development police in Mumbwa have launched a man hunt for a man who allegedly beat to death his 20-year-old wife on suspicion that she was cheating on him with other men.
The incident happened on Monday this week and the alleged assailant has been identified as Kelvin Kalindi.
Mr Lungu identified the deceased as Agness Chipanga, who was pronounced dead on arrival at Mumbwa District Hospital.