Kasama, Government authorities in Luwingu have asked the police in the district to quickly arrest the man who brutally battered his wife and later burnt her private parts with a piece of firewood.
Luwingu District Commissioner, George Mwamba, has since condemned the man, who is on the run, for barbaric action.
Mr Mwamba said it was inhuman for the husband to beat up his wife and cause grievous bodily harm as a result of a marital dispute.
He urged the police to intensify their manhunt for the suspect identified as Amos Kanswe Sumpa so that he could be prosecuted for his violent act.
The DC told ZANIS in an interview that his administration was ready to provide transport to enable police flash out the suspect wherever he is hiding and bring him to justice.
Mr Mwamba warned people against taking the law into their own hands, saying those found wanting would be prosecuted.
He further urged law enforcement agencies to deal firmly with perpetrators of gender-based violence in order to stamp out the vice in communities.
Recently, a 28-year-old housewife of Luwingu was brutally battered by her husband, who later burnt her private parts using a live piece of wood.
The incident happened on New Year’s Day in Sumpa village in Chief Tungati’s area.
The injured woman, who was admitted to Luwingu District Hospital, has since been discharged and is recovering from home.
However, the suspect ran away soon after assaulting his wife.
Both police sources and mother of the victim, Rachael Chomba, confirmed the incident to ZANIS recently.