By Cy’rus Bengo
A grandmother in Kasungu, only identified as Likeniya is dead. Her 13-year old grandson, Yeremia Salowana assaulted her for denying him K15, 000. He later buried her remains in a bush and escaped.
Deputy Police spokesperson in the district, Fatsani Kalengama says the woman received the money under the government-implemented Social Cash Transfer.
She says Salowana followed her granny when she went to her garden. There, he severely assaulted the woman.
“The remains were later exhumed by village members and the granny’s son who launched a manhunt after noting about the missing of the old Likeniya,” says Kalengama.
Post-mortem results indicate that death was due to severe loss of blood secondary to assault.
Police have since arrested the suspect and charged him with murder.