Man kills step daughter after mother left her in his custody

A 47-year-old Gweru man has been arrested after he strangled his one-year old step-daughter left in his custody by the mother ash she went to a nearby borehole to fetch water.

Police have since arrested the step-father Itai Ticharwa following the incident which occurred at the weekend in Mkoba Village 4.

Midlands police spokesperson Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko confirmed the incident saying the body has since been taken to Gweru Provincial Hospital for post-mortem- The Herald

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