Police in Lusaka have detained a 27-year-old man of Woodlands area in Lusaka in connection with the death of a 21-year-old female student at Levy Mwanawasa Medical University only identified as Chipo.
Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Danny Mwale, said it was alleged that the named student, who was in her third year, went to visit her boyfriend in Woodlands area at unknown date and time.
Mwale said this in a statement issued in Lusaka on Thursday.
“On Monday, August 27, 2023 she was taken to the University Teaching Hospitals as Brought in Dead by the said boyfriend who reported that she slipped and hit her head on the floor at the Boarding house,” he said.
Mwale said she was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Hospital.
He said the parents rushed to the hospital after they were called by one of the nurses, and confirmed the death of their daughter but did not meet with the person who took the body to the hospital.
“On August 29, 2023 at unknown time but after 18:00 hours, the said boyfriend visited the funeral house where the deceased’s friends from the University rose against him demanding to be told the actual cause of the death of their friend who they believed went to his place,” Mwale said.
He added that it was at this time that the parents came to know that the story of slipping off the wet floor at the boarding house was fake.
Mwale said the suspect was apprehended and handed over to Police who have since instituted investigations into the matter.
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