A 12-year-old Nkayi boy died Sunday after being strangled by the rope of a swing on which he was playing.
The minor, according to a twit by police Wednesday, was found hanging from a tree in a kneeling position with a rope tied around his neck.
“The Police are investigating circumstances surrounding the death of Simani Nyathi (12) of Mkubo Village, Nkayi which occurred on 26/12/21 at around 1400 hours,” said the police.
“The victim is said to have been playing a swing game with his cousin sister (9) when he was allegedly trapped and strangled to death by the swing rope.
“The body of the victim was found hanging from a tree in a kneeling position with a rope tied around his neck.”
Police said they observed bruises around the boy’s neck and froth coming from the mouth.