A Lusaka man aged 25 has set ablaze his wife aged 21 using kerosene and later attempted to commit suicide by taking unknown poisonous substances.

Zambia Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo identified the man as Shepherd Chisala of Mtendere East, who set ablaze Agnes Kafupi Chisala, between 02: 30 hours and 03: 00 hours yesterday on November 22, 2020 after a marital dispute.

Ms Katonga said both victims were rushed to Levy Mwanawasa Hospital where Shepherd Chisala died the same day while his wife was admitted in the ICU until she died in the early hours of today around 05: 30hrs.

She said the bodies are in the same hospital mortuary.

This is according to a statement issued to ZANIS today by Ms Katongo.



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