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Boy beaten by mother dies in his sleep

After being beaten by her mother over claims that he had stolen a K20 that had been left in the house, a SEVEN-YEAR-OLD kid from the Shibuyunji District passed away.

It’s thought that a stick and a horse pipe were used in the act.

Getrude Ngandu, his mother, has been detained by police for the crime of murder. She is 36 years old.

The sister of the suspect left money totaling K20 on the table at the residence on April 26, 2023, about 7:00 am, and when she returned in the afternoon, she did not find the money where she had left it. This is according to police deputy spokesperson Danny Mwale.

She informed her sister, Getrude Ng,andu who suspected her son identified as Lenard Tembo, now deceased to be behind the theft.

The mother allegedly began striking the youngster with a horse pipe when he first showed up at around 17:00 hours, and the boy was only saved by the neighbors, the man stated.

According to Mr. Mwale, the mother realized that her kid had passed away in his sleep on April 27, 2023, around 4:00 a.m.

According to him, when police were notified and rushed to the scene, it was discovered that the deceased had various injuries upon physical investigation.

“The body has since been deposited in Nampundwe Clinic mortuary awaiting Postmortem and burial while the suspect is detained in Police custody yet to be formally charged,” Mr Mwale said.

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