POLICE in Kapiri Mposhi have arrested a 48-year-old man of Kambono village in chief Nkole's area for murdering his sister-in-law and wounding his wife.
And two men in chief Mukonchi's area have defiled a 15-year-old.
Cosmas Kasunga, 48 was arrested for stabbing to death his sister-in-law, Juliet Chabilingana, and later wounding his wife Caren.
Central Province police commissioner Standwell Lungu said incident happened when Kasunga picked a quarrel with Caren.
He said Juliet moved in to separate the couple but Kasunga stabbed her in the chest with a knife killing her instantly.
Lungu said Kasunga later stabbed his wife in the abdomen with the same knife and fled the scene but was later apprehended by police the same day.
He said Juliet's body was in Kapiri Mposhi Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem while Caren was nursing wounds in the same hospital.
"This man was fighting with the wife and ended up stabbing to death the sister-in-law who wanted to separate them… he later on stabbed the wife in the stomach but she survived but she is in a critical condition in hospital… we have arrested him," Lungu said.
Kasunga has been charged with two counts of murder and attempted murder, respectively and will appear in court soon.
And Lungu said the 15-year-old girl was defiled by two unidentified men on April 15, 2013 as she was coming from fetching water from a nearby stream.
Lungu said the girl was treated at Kapiri Mposhi District Hospital and the findings were consistent with the report.
He said no arrests have been made but police had launched a manhunt for the two men who were on the run.
In another development, police have arrested a 32-year-old Somali national for aggravated robbery and abducting a 60-year-old woman.
Lungu said Ahmed Yassan Musa was arrested after he broke into a house in Turn-off area in Kapiri Mposhi where he stole gold ornaments worth over US$5000, US$2,300 cash and KR14,000, all property of another Somali national identified as Nimo Ishmail, 60, last week.
Lungu said Yassan broke into the house around 01:00 hours on April 14, 2013 where he beat-up and threatened to shoot Nimo before fleeing with the property and abducting her.
He was arrested in Lusaka and police recovered the gold ornaments, K11,000 rebased and US$2,300 in his possession.
"We have arrested the suspected robber of some gold ornaments and money belonging to a Ms Nimo Ishmail of Kapiri Mposhi," Lungu said. "The man is in cells and will appear in court soon."