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Boy (15) murders stepfather, goes on the run

By Mutsa Makuvaza

POLICE in Mashonaland Central are seeking to arrest a teenage boy who murdered his stepfather at a farm in Bindura.

The 15-year-old boy fatally struck his 37-year-old stepfather with an iron bar on the head while trying to protect his mother during a domestic dispute over claims of infidelity.

Police spokesperson for the province, Assistant Inspector Fidelis Dhewu, confirmed the incident, adding that the boy is on the run.

According to police, the stepfather went to buy some airtime and took long to come back home, prompting the wife to follow him.

She found him at the house of another woman, resulting in an altercation following accusations of infidelity.

The woman at the house where the man was, ran away and the couple went back to their home and continued quarrelling.

The dispute degenerated into a scuffle and the boy sided with his mother, before picking an iron bar, which he used to strike his stepfather on the right side of the head.

The stepfather was taken to Bindura Hospital where he died the following day and a report was made to police. ■

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