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.