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Kitwe Man Dead After Attack by Boys

A 28-year-old Kitwe resident died after allegedly being ambushed and battered by several boys who stole his cellphone while he was walking back to his house.

The Northern Technical College (NORTEC) student Peter Lishomwa is thought to have come home intoxicated and described being assaulted; nonetheless, he was tragically discovered dead the following morning with blood flowing from his nose.

According to Copperbelt commanding officer Peacewell Mweemba, Kitwe police were notified of a possible murder between Wednesday and yesterday at 22:00 and 05:00.

Veronica Nalishebo of the Wasukile police camp said that her small brother had passed away at home.

“Brief facts are that on Tuesday, December 13, Peter left home for Wusakile around 16:00 hours and returned around 23:00 hours in a drunken state and narrated that he was attacked by a group of boys and only knew one by sight who fought and stole his cellphone. The next day, he left home around 08:00 hours and went back to Wusakile to try and get his phone back which he did not manage. He got home while expressing pain around 11:00 hours. He went to sleep around 22:00 hours and was found dead in his bedroom around 05:00 hours this morning,” he said.

Mr Mweemba said Police visited the scene with scenes of crime officer and the deceased was found lying down on his bed with a slightly swollen face and blood oozing from his nose.

“The deceased also had a bruise on the left elbow and a minor bruise on the outer part of his right palm.The body has been picked and deposited into the Kitwe Teaching Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem examination. The report of assault was not made at the police station and deceased nursed his injuries from home,” he said.

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