Two elderly Masaiti residents who are accused of pouring boiling water on a 79-year-old man’s intimate regions are likely to face murder charges.
This comes after the victim’s death who had suffered burns earlier this year after the two, his wife, and a friend spilled hot water during a dispute over a plot of land.
Innes Kunda, 50, and Rose Kunda, 58, acting together, were detained and accused of Acts Intended to Cause Grievous Harm in February of this year, according to a statement from Copperbelt Province Commanding Officer Peacewell Mweemba.
He claimed that Mr. Mumba had serious burns to his buttocks, buttocks, thighs, and legs.
However, Mr. Mweemba stated that as a result of his injuries, Mr. Mumba passed away at St. Dominic Hospital in the Kangonga neighborhood of Ndola.
After a postmortem examination is completed to determine the cause of death, the police, according to him, may prosecute someone with acts intended to cause grievous harm instead of murder.
“The case is currently before the courts of law and the accused persons are appearing for the subject offence of Acts Intended to Cause Grievous Harm.
The victim died on April 23, this year at about 07:50 hours at St. Dominic Hospital at Kangonga area in Ndola,” Mr Mweemba said.
He said once the cause of death is as the result of the severe burns that Mr Mumba suffered at the hands of the accused persons, the assault case will then be substituted with Murder.