Four year old girl gruesomely murdered
Time Posted: August 8, 2014 2:29 pm
A four- year- old child of Katikulula resettlement scheme area in Chitambo district in the Central province was yesterday evening found dead in unclear circumstances after six days of missing from home.
ZANIS reports that the child identified as Bethsheba Kunda went missing on 1st August around 09:00 hours after she went to relieve herself behind the family house.
The body of the child was found by passerby’s near the road side at Mulembo river with a cut on the ribs and protruding intestines.
Father of the deceased Evaristo Kunda was visibly shaken and expressed shock at the death of his daughter who was a twin.
And Katikulula Scheme Manager, Davies Lombanya confirmed receiving a report of the missing child and expressed sadness and distress upon seeing the body of the child and called on the police to act upon the case as soon as possible and bring the culprits to book.
“I received the report of the missing child on 1st August and people were mobilized to search for the child,” he said.
“I am very surprised and sad to see that the child has been killed in such a manner, the Police should act quickly and bring the culprits to book,” he added.
And scheme chairman Godfrey Sondashi said he had never witnessed such a thing since birth and added that it would be very difficult to supervise people in the scheme after such an incident.
“I’m really shocked at what happened. Since I was born I have never seen such a thing. It will be very difficult for me to supervise people now,” he said.
Central Province Commissioner of Police Standwell Lungu said he had not yet received a report on the matter by press time.