Girl killed over pregnancy

POLICE in Lusaka have arrested a woman along with her sister of Lusaka’s Ng’ombe township for allegedly beating her 18-year-old daughter to death after she informed them that she was pregnant.
Police have detained Mafunase Banda and her sister, Chalwe Banda, in connection with the murder of Lydia Banda.
Police spokesperson Esther Katongo said in a statement yesterday that the incident happened on Sunday around 21:00 hours at the family home in Kaunda Square.
“It is believed that the duo, whilst acting together, beat the victim with pots and pans and she was later rushed to Levy Mwanawasa Hospital in an unconscious condition where she died,” she said.
Ms Katongo said Lydia’s boyfriend, whose name has been withheld, reported the matter to police after he heard her crying while her mother and aunt allegedly assaulted her.
Ms Katongo said the suspects are in police custody while the body is in Levy Mwanawasa Hospital mortuary.

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