Mentally-challenged woman bludgeons blind sister to death

Police in Murewa have arrested a suspected mentally-challenged woman who fatally struck her blind sister using a hoe.

By Jairos Saunyama

Esnath Kasweka (49), of Mhembere village under Chief Mangwende, died a painful death after she was allegedly struck by her younger sister, who is said to be a mental patient.

A reliable source said on the fateful day, the now-deceased, who was recovering from a stroke, was inside the house with the suspect.

It is reported that a villager who was passing by the homestead saw the suspect dragging the body of the now-deceased out of the family’s kitchen hut.

The villager reportedly went closer to see what was happening only to realise that Kasweka had died.

The deceased had a fractured skull and there was blood all over.

The passer-by then rushed to Musami Police Station and reported the matter.

Police details attended the scene and discovered a hoe that had been used in committing the crime.

The suspect was arrested while Kasweka’s body was conveyed to Murewa District Hospital mortuary for postmortem. Efforts to get a comment from police in Mashonaland East province were fruitless yesterday.

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  1. sometimes i ask myself why God allows such things to fall for one family… I mean, how can we have a mentally challenged and a blind person in one family… Why God why?

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