Police are investigating a suspected rape and murder case in which a man allegedly raped and impregnated a 14-year-old girl and then went on to kill the baby with the assistance of his wife and neighbour.
The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) posted on its Twitter page saying the incidences occurred in September 2020 and June 2021. The trio poisoned the newly born baby. Said the police:
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Police in Nyamandlovu are investigating circumstances surrounding cases of rape and murder which occurred at Zimdabule Village in September 2020 and June 2021. In September 2020 one of the suspects raped the victim (14) who became pregnant and gave birth to a baby in June 2021.
The suspect and his wife as well as their neighbour administered an unknown poison to the newly born baby. The body was then buried within the yard. It was later exhumed and reburied outside the homestead. Investigations are in progress.
In a related matter, police are investigating an attempted murder case that occurred on Thursday in which the suspect is said to be mentally challenged. Said the police:
Police in Chimanimani are investigating cases of attempted murder and murder which occurred on 26/08/21 at Dzitiro Village. The suspect (28) who is mentally challenged seriously injured the first victim (77) after striking him with an adze (mbezo in Shona)
He later struck the second victim (66) to death with same adze. Investigations are in progress.
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