A Zambian 61-year-old Vigilita Sakala has been found dead after being raped by unknown, police have confirmed.
Sakala was from Tambala village in area of chief Pembamoyo, Vubwi in Zambia and conducted post-mortem results raised suspicions of rape and assault were involved.
According to Mchinji police, the deceased who was married to Mr Alubano Aaron Mbewe, 63, went missing on May 22nd after she left home for her home village Tambala in Zambia to collect firewood but she did not return to her husband’s house.
“The son to the deceased started searching for her and found her lying dead on her back and naked at around 6am on the path close to her maize garden within Kapita village,” Mchinji police said.
The police visited the crime scene, and postmortem conducted has suspected that the deceased was raped and further revealed that cause of death as being asphyxia due to strangulation.
Police have since launched investigations to apprehend the rapist-murderer.