By Own Correspondent
A Chitungwiza stepfather has been arrested for smashing and killing his 11-year-old stepson with a hammer after the minor mistakenly bought $50 airtime instead of $20.
Owen Nyamukachi allegedly grabbed a hammer and smashed Strive Madamombe’s head leading to the boy’s death. National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident.
“The sad incident occurred on February 7, 2021 where Nyamukachi who is a stepfather to the now deceased Madamombe, gave the boy US$1 and sent him to buy $20 airtime.
It is reported that Madamombe came back with $50 buddie airtime instead of the $20 his stepfather had sent him.“This angered Nyamukachi who took a hammer and assaulted Madamombe in the head.
He sustained a deep cut and fell down. He eventually died,” Asst Comm Nyathi said.
Upon realizing that he had killed the boy, Nyamukachi attempted to kill himself but failed and was rushed to a local hospital where he is being attended to.
Credit ZBC News