A 22 year old woman, Violent Mbewe of Chipata district in Eastern Province has reportedly burnt her husband beyond recognition following a marital dispute.
Police Spokesperson, Esther Katongo has told Byta FM News that Mbewe allegedly set ablaze the house where Mwengwe Musonda, aged 30 was fast asleep on 2nd June 2021, around 2200 hours.
Katongo explains that the couple picked up a quarrel in the morning after Musonda informed Mbewe of his intention to marry a second wife.
She narrates that the deceased left home for a drinking spree and came back around 2200 hours, but the marital dispute continued.
Mbewe is believed to have set the house ablaze and ran away while Mwenge was sleeping.
Katongo says the police that visited the scene of crime found the body burnt beyond recognition.
Police have advised the family to bury the remains of the deceased and mark the grave pending exhumation and Postmortem.
Violent Mbewe has since been arrested and is yet to be charged with murder.