Woman kills stepdaughter, buries her at home, scalds husband with hot water
Zambian police in Chisamba district have arrested a sales lady for allegedly murdering her eight-year-old step daughter whom she later buried four meters from the entrance of her house.
Charity Banda is further alleged to have poured hot water on her husband, who is a truck driver, for insisting on taking her to the police in connection to his missing child.
Central province police commissioner, Lillian Lombe Kamukoshi, said: “She led the police to where the remains of female juvenile Musola Chansa who was killed at the age of eight on 7th December 2016, was buried in a rubbish pit in a sack after burning the body.
Scene of crime has been processed and exhumation and postmortem conducted by Dr Mumba of Kabwe. The bones revealed a perforated (broken) skull.”
Meanwhile Police Spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo stated that Banda admitted killing her step daughter. She said: “The accused person was initially picked for pouring hot water on her husband whilst he was asleep and he is admitted to UTH.
All started when the husband came to check on the family and inquired about his daughter whom he had not seen since December, 2016. The accused person who was a step mother to the girl claimed to have taken the girl to a boarding school.
Whenever the husband visited, she pretended the girl was in school. The accused only revealed, after she was apprehended, that she killed her step daughter by hitting her head against the wall.
She is detained in Police custody charged with murder and will soon be slapped with another charge after police officers establish the gravity of injuries suffered by the husband.”