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Mental patient (36) stones, kills father (77)

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A Bikita mental patient has been arrested for following his father to a local maize field where he stoned and killed the elderly parent for unknown reasons.

Police confirmed the shock incident via the law enforcement agency’s official Twitter handle Tuesday.

“The ZRP is investigating a murder case which occurred on 28/02/22 at Taruona Village, Bikita where a suspected mental patient, Austin Nhengo (36) fatally assaulted his Father Mutinini Nhengo (77) with a stone several times on the head.

“The suspect followed the victim to a maize field and attacked him for an undisclosed reason. Meanwhile, Police have arrested the suspect and recovered the stone which was used by the suspect in the commission of the offence,” police said.

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In another case, police are appealing for information on a case of murder where an unknown suspect fatally assaulted John Bhonga (42) in a maize field in KMP Phase 2, Masvingo on 28/02/22 at about 0100 hours.

The victim was ferried to Masvingo hospital where he later died.

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