POLICE in Kitwe have arrested a 29-year-old woman of Kitwe’s Zamtan township for allegedly hacking to death her 13-year-old son and injuring her three other children after the father of the youngest child refused to marry her.
The injured children are aged two-months, three and seven years.
Copperbelt commissioner of police Joyce Kasosa said in an interview in Kitwe yesterday that the suspect, identified as Angela Kakoi, allegedly hacked her children with a hoe.
Ms Kasosa said the three injured children are battling for their lives at Kitwe Central Hospital.
Ms Kasosa said the incident happened on Sunday around 14:00 hours.
“Ms Kakoi of Zamtan allegedly murdered her son and injured her three children. It is reported that she got disturbed after the father to her youngest child refused to marry her and she instead turned on her children,” Ms Kasosa said.
She said the body of her son is in Kitwe Central Hospital mortuary.