POLICE in Kitwe have arrested a “monstrous” woman for beating and inflicting grave head injuries to her 8-year-old step son.
Thokozile Hachilila was picked by police after neighbours heard her beating her step son and reported the matter.
When police officers got to the house, they had a tough time to enter the house because Thokozile
locked the gate and switched on the security wire fence.
After protracted efforts, officers eventually found their way in and arrested the Thokozile while her son was found locked up in a chicken run with serious injuries suffered from the beatings.
Copperbelt Police Commissioner Charity Katanga confirmed the development saying the Thokozile has been arrested alongside the maid.
Meanwhile, father of the abused boy Nathan Mukupa has appealed for justice in the matter.
Mukupa has however acknowledged that his wife has been treating his son in a cruel manner and the two had been on separation.
The boy is currently admitted to Kitwe Teaching Hospital while the suspect and the maid remain in police custody.