Frustrated Son Murders Father And Burns him.
Zambia Police in a small town called Kafulafuta have arrested a 43-year-old man of Kalikeka village for allegedly murdering his father and later burning part of his body after he lost his temper.
Copperbelt province commissioner of police Charity Katanga has confirmed the incident and said the sad turn out of events transpired on Wednesday around 03.00 hours.
Ms Katanga has identified the suspect as Emmanuel, while his father has been identified as Jimmy Kalikeka.
She said the matter was reported to the police by the family’s neighbour, Richard Kasosa, and that the motives behind the brutal act are unknown.
“The suspect manhandled and beat his father with a stick until he died. Thereafter, he allegedly ran to a nearby bush and gathered dry grass and set his father’s breathless body on fire. People around the house rushed in and managed to put out the fire so only the face and parts of his father’s body got badly burnt,” Ms Katanga said.
Ms Katanga said Mr Kalikeka’s body is currently lying in the Ndola central hospital mortuary-awaiting postmortem.