CHIREDZI — A Hippo Valley High School pupil was burnt to death in a raging inferno in a sugarcane field in Chiredzi last week after she was allegedly chased away from home by her parents.
The incident, which happened on October 23, saw the teenage girl being severely burnt before being airlifted to Harare, where she succumbed to the injuries.
Masvingo acting police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa confirmed the case and urged parents to be tolerant as all children had their own flaws.
Sources said Martha Hlupeko, a Form One pupil, had sought shelter in the cane fields after being chased away for coming home late.
She was discovered the following morning by Hippo Valley employees, who reported the case to the police and the girl was taken to Hippo Valley Hospital before being airlifted to Harare where she died.