Police in Lusaka have observed an increase in the number of female persons being attacked by criminals after hiking motor vehicles on great north road between Heroes stadium and SOS.
Zambia Police spokesperson Esther Katongo said in the past one month, police have recorded five cases of aggravated Assault in which all victims are female discovered in unconscious state with head injuries, dumped in Kabangwe area.
Mrs Katongo said the recent attack involves a female adult identified as Sharon Lufino who was attacked yesterday at 19 hours and dumped off Ngwerere road.
She said the victim is said to have hiked a motor vehicle at SOS with a view of going to 15 miles but was later found with deep head injuries and was in an unconscious state and police have instituted investigations in all cases recorded.
Meanwhile, Mrs Katongo said five people died on the spot while three others sustained serious injuries in an accident which occurred yesterday along Chirundu-Kafue road at Kapilingozi Hills.
She said involved was Lawrence Mweene aged 28 of Highlanders in Mazabuka who was driving a Higer Light Truck with nine passengers on top of bags of sweet potatoes. In another incident, Mrs Katongo said a male pedestrian died on arrival at UTH while another person sustained injuries in an accident which occurred yesterday on Kamloops road in Lusaka’s Kalingalinga Compound