A nineteen year old Mansa man has killed his brother who taunted him for not flushing away his waste after using the toilet.
The teen allegedly killed his brother identified as Japhet Kunda, 25, of Suburbs Township by stabbing him once through the chest with a kitchen knife.
Luapula Province Commissioner of Police Hudson Namachila who confirmed the family tragedy said the 19-year-old murder suspect has been apprehended but was currently hospitalised after an unsuccessful suicide attempt.
“The suspect is under police guard at Mansa General Hospital where he is admitted after he tried to kill himself by slitting his throat with the knife he used to kill his brother.The incident happened on September 9 around 17:00 hours at the home they shared with other relatives.
Preliminary information gathered by police indicated that the suspect whose name has been withheld for now, was queried by his brother as to why he had used the toilet without flushing.
This angered the younger of the two brothers who retorted that there was no running water to allow him to flush the waste away.
A war of words ensued, and the suspect got a Coca-cola bottle which he broke before assaulting the deceased with the jagged edged of the bottle.
He then left the house in a fit of anger and went to a market where he bought a knife before returning home and stabbing his brother.
Japhet was rushed to hospital and was declared dead on arrival at the hospital where his body was taken to the mortuary awaiting post-mortem.
Mr Namachila said the teen would be charged after he is discharged from hospital.