TWO youths in Serenje have been arrested after they took turns in raping a 74-year-old imbecile on Wednesday.
The two identified as David Humphrey, 22 and Prince Mbulo, 20, allegedly raped the woman after they sneaked into her quarters around 02:00 hours.
Central Province police commissioner Solomon Jere said the two were charged with rape and would appear in court today.
Police were alerted by some people in the neighbourhood who heard the woman shouting for help.
Dr Jere said when police officers rushed to the scene, they found one of them in the act, while the other waited for his turn with pants down.
In Lusaka, police have apprehended a 34-year-old woman for allegedly killing her newborn baby boy.
Police spokesperson Elizabeth Kanjela identified the woman as Mercy Ng’andu of Kalikiliki Township.
Ms Kanjela said the incident happened on Tuesday around midnight when Ng’andu gave birth to a baby boy but she wrapped the child in a shawl and dumped it near a bush in Mtendere.
The suspect was taken to the police station yesterday around 06:30 hours by the members of the public.
“Upon being interviewed by the police, Ng’andu revealed where the child was, and led the officers to the site, and the child was later taken to the hospital where she was confirmed dead,” Ms Kanjela said.
Ms Kanjela said police had recorded a warn and caution statement from Ng’andu and would be charged with infanticide.
Meanwhile, the death toll in the Mbalasa accident on the Kabwe-Ndola Road, involving a Marks Motorways bus and a light truck has risen from five to six.
Ms Kanjela identified the latest victim as Bonewell Sikakwa 47, who died on Wednesday around 18:30 hours after being in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for three days.