A Zambian woman has been arrested after she scalded her husband with hot water while he was asleep.
Her reason? He inquired about the whereabouts of his missing daughter. Unknown to him, his wife identified as Charity Banda, had killed his daughter some months ago and buried her corpse right in front of her house.
Policemen stormed Chisamba town on Monday (yesterday) to exhume the remains of the 9-year-old girl who was killed in cold blood on the 7th of December, 2016, by the step mum, Charity after her heartbreaking confession.
According to online reports, on the fateful morning of Saturday 14th October, 2017, Charity’s husband, who is a truck driver, tried to inquire for the last time after several attempts, about the whereabouts of his daughter.
The wife first told him that she sent his daughter to a boarding school in Lusaka but the man found out it was a lie.
The husband who suspected something was wrong was angered by her dishonesty and threatened to take her to police in the morning. she waited till he fell asleep, then poured boiling water on him. She fled the house just as his scream of pain alerted the neighbours who rushed him to the hospital.
Charity was later caught on Sunday night by two boys who recognized her trying to hike enroute Lusaka.
She later confessed at the police station that she killed her step daughter 10 months ago and buried her right in front of her own house.
The police and forensic doctors rushed to the scene and exhumed the remains of the dead child.
She confessed also that she killed her first husband together with his mother.
This was her fourth marriage, all her past Husbands had died.