Shocker As Delinquent Teenager Rapes And Kills Woman Before Stealing R1 700
In a disturbing development, a 16-year-old boy from Beitbridge East was arrested after he raped and killed a 53-year-old woman from his village.
The delinquent teenager (name not supplied) attacked Maria Gumbo with a log, then raped her while she lay dying, bleeding from the head, and then stole R1 700.
Gumbo later died and her remains were discovered lying in a pool of blood by her elder sister who then informed other villagers and the matter was reported to the police who took him into custody on Sunday with help from villagers.
Police officer commanding Beitbridge district Chief Superintendent Tichaona Nyongo confirmed the tragic development which happened on Friday at around 7 am saying;
“We managed to arrest him with the assistance of community members and from the stolen money, we recovered R1 540. The matter is now under investigation,” said Chief Supt Nyongo.
According to the police report, the deceased was discovered lying in a pool of blood by her elder sister around 2 pm along a footpath. The elder sister had apparently left Gumbo around 7 am when she proceeded to Dite dip tank with her herd of cattle and came back home at around 2 pm
During preliminary investigations, the police discovered that Gumbo had four deep cuts in the head and her body was found lying face down, some 500 metres from her homestead.
According to the state media, police recovered two blood-stained logs next to Gumbo’s body and there was evidence of some struggle 50 metres away from where the body was lying.
Meanwhile, Gumbo’s body has since been taken to Beitbridge District Hospital mortuary for post-mortem.
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