A 28-year-old woman of Mafwikila village in Mwinilunga district has allegedly killed her daughter in unclear circumstances.
The incident is alleged to have happened between 12 and 20th March, this year at Lunga River Bridge.
North-western province Commissioner of Police, Joe Njase, identified the suspect as Emeldah Lukama, who is alleged to have killed her daughter, Vera.
He explained that it is alleged that the suspect pushed her eight-year-old daughter into Lunga River.
“In Mwinilunga we received a report of a murder case in which Janeces Lukama aged 61 of Mafwikila reported that her grand-daughter Vera lukama aged 08 years was alleged to have been murdered by her mother Emaldah Lukama by pushing her into Lunga River,” he explained.
Mr Njase that when Police visited the scene, the body was found in a decomposed state wrapped in a mosquito net and tied on the tree near the bank of the river.
“The body has been buried in a shallow grave and marked for the purpose of exhumation and post-mortem while the suspect has been arrested and will appear in court soon.