A 64-year-old man of Mpatamato Township in Luanshya district yesterday axed his 3-year-old son to death for allegedly damaging a television set.
Copperbelt Police Commissioner Charity Katanga identified the deceased as Henry Chirwa of house number 382/ 24 in Mpatamato Township.
Ms. Katanga said the matter was reported to the police by the brother to the deceased, Stephen Chirwa 36, who alleged that his elder brother had been murdered by his father Jaston Chirwa of the same address, using an axe.
She explained that the deceased sustained deep wounds on the neck, ribs and left leg.
The deceased’s body is lying in Roan general hospital.
The Copperbelt Police commander added that Jaston Chirwa has since been arrested and police have instituted investigations into the matter.