Chavuma Man Killed Over K600 Debt.
A 37-year-old man of Chavuma District has allegedly been beaten to death over a K600 debt that he failed to repay.The assailants reportedly beat up the victim after an effort to recover the debt failed.
Chavuma District Commissioner Lawrence Kayumba, confirmed the incident that happened at the weekend on the west bank of the Zambezi River. Mr. Kayumba said the suspects tried to conceal the victim’s death by arranging for a quick and quiet burial.
Mr Kayumba, who did not name the victim, said police had since picked up two suspects in connection with the murder.
He said the suspects had gone to recover their money from the victim and when it was apparent that their effort was in vain, they beat him up.
“Upon realising that the victim had died, the suspects entered into a negotiation for compensation with the deceased’s relatives and they agreed to bury quietly and have the murder concealed,” he said.
Mr Kayumba said the matter was only reported to the Police by a concerned resident who had known of the conspiracy.