26 November 2012

Zambia: Man Caught Defiling Girl Killed

A MOB in Mkushi District beat to death a 45-year-old farm worker who was found defiling a four-year-old girl on Saturday.

The mob descended on the man, identified as Henry Katunga, who was found defiling the girl in her parents' house.

Passersby heard a girl screaming for help and mobilised themselves before forcing themselves in the house where they found the man in the act.

Central Province police chief Standwell Lungu explained that the girl was left in the custody of the man by his employers.

Mr Lungu said the farm worker took advantage of the absence of the girl's parents and lured her into the house.

The mob beat him to death, but no one has been arrested for the murder.

He, however, cautioned members of the public against taking law into their hands adding that the man should have been handed over to the police.

Meanwhile, two Kitwe-based men have been apprehended in Mansa for being in possession of machinery, chemicals and paper used in printing fake Zambian currency and United States of America (US) dollars.

Alert police officers in Mansa pounced on the two after a tip off from members of the public.

Luapula Province police chief Philemon Mutale identified the suspects as Silungwe Sichone, 20, of Chimwemwe Township and Musonda Musaka, 21, of Bulangililo.

Police have also impounded a Toyota Splinter registration number AGR 9871 the two were using.

Mr Mutale said police have summoned the owner of the vehicle to assist with investigations.

Among items recovered from the two were four bottles of iodine , four by 2050 size paper of Zambia Kwacha, one by 2500 size paper of American dollars, five bottles of vitamin solutions, two syringes, two needles, cotton wool and two rolls of aluminium paper.

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