11-year-old boy kills baby sister with a log

By Staff Reporter

A Mutoko family was left in shock after a boy, aged 11, repeatedly killed his baby sister with a log.

The boy allegedly struck his infant sibling on the upper abdomen, neck and back several times until the victim struggled to breathe.

The deceased was aged 1 year and 9 months.

According to reports, the infant was left by her mother in the custody of the juvenile and other siblings.

It is alleged that while he was playing with his siblings in one of the rooms, he suddenly bolted out, grabbed a log and charged towards where his sister was playing, and assaulted her before she fell.

Mashonaland East provincial police spokesperson Inspector Simon Chazovachiyi confirmed the incident in a statement.

“Upon realising that the deceased’s condition was worsening the suspect carried the now deceased to a nearby road looking for assistance.

“Allegations are that other villagers came and discovered that there were no longer signs of life.

“A report was made at ZRP Mutoko who attended the scene and took the toddler to Murehwa District Hospital where she was confirmed dead,” Chazovachiyi said.

The body now awaits a post-mortem while investigations are in progress.

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