A 22-year-old Masvingo man killed his eight-year-old nephew who had sought shelter at his home from the heavy rains.
The suspect, from Matova Village near Gokomere Mission under Chief Zimuto, went on to cut off the boy’s head and boiled it in a pot.
He was found by alert neighbours on Saturday morning while hiding in his kitchen where he had locked himself from inside.
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The boy was in Grade 2 at Matova Primary School.
The incident was confirmed by national police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi who said:
We will release the name of the suspect and the deceased tomorrow (today) but the suspect is in police custody and investigations are underway to determine his mental state.
He was found cooking the boy’s head in a kitchen hut, while the remaining parts of the body were recovered in a shallow pool, wrapped in a mosquito net.
Investigations are underway.