A 14-year-old Mberengwa boy was fatally assaulted by his juvenile girlfriend’s siblings after he was spotted caressing her breasts.
Precious Madzipa (24) and her 14-year-old brother from Mapodhiya village, allegedly fatally beat up Portwell Gotami, from the same village, whom they allegedly caught fondling their little sister’s bosom.
Precious, who was not asked to plead, appeared before Mberengwa magistrate Evia Matura this week facing murder charges and was remanded in custody to January 18. The other accused boy was ordered to first consult a probation officer before he can appear in court.
Precious was advised to apply for bail at the High Court.
It is alleged that on New Year’s Day, Gotami was with his lover, a juvenile whose age was not given, and was spotted by the girl’s 14-year old brother who then reported them to his elder sister, Precious.
The court averred Precious and her brother, then confronted Gotami and a heated argument ensued. During the altercation, the court heard, the pair started assaulting the now deceased with a switch and fists on the head until he collapsed. The assailants then fled the scene after noticing Gotami was injured.
Well-wishers rushed Gotami to Mberengwa District Hospital where he died the following day after succumbing to cerebral haemorrhage as a result of the assault.
The matter was reported to the police leading to the siblings’ arrest.