After being detained for reportedly throwing boiling water on a 79-year-old man, leaving him with burns on his privates and other body parts, TWO women from Masaiti are now living in remorse.
John Mumba suffered severe burns as a result of the victim’s wife and her friend forcing him to sell a portion of the family farm.
Mr. Mumba sustained severe burns on his buttocks, thighs, and legs.
Innes Kunda, 50, and Rose Kunda, 58, were sitting around a fire with Mr. Mumba on that fatal day when they got into an argument over some land that the two suspects wanted to sell.
The women fetched a pot of hot water from the fire and poured Mr. Mumba with it when they were unable to come to an agreement. Copperbelt Provincial Commanding Officer Peacewell Mweemba.
Mr. Mweemba claimed that after the victim was taken urgently to the hospital for treatment, two accused opted to keep the incident under wraps by choosing not to notify the police.
“Mr Mumba sustained severe burns on his private parts, on both thighs, on both legs and on the buttocks, as very hot water was used to inflict the said injuries. Brief facts are that on the fateful day the victim and his wife(suspect) picked up quarrel which was to do with the sale of the part of their family farm which the wife attempted to do. The wife wanted to sell a part of their farm and she had even brought in a friend (the other suspect) to help in doing that, but her husband insisted by saying that no one was selling any land,” said Mr Mweemba.
He claimed that after the suspects noticed that Mr. Mumba’s condition was not getting better, they reported the incident to the police.
Mr. Mweemba claimed that the two suspects were captured soon after the incident was reported.