Couple fatally poison one-year-old because of illness

Couple fatally poison one-year-old because of illness
Published: 2014 February 18 07:19:22 (8555 Views)
A couple from Chinamhora in Zimbabwe connived to kill their one-year-old baby by feeding him with a banana sprinkled with rat killer after establishing that his illness was getting worse.

Mashonaland East acting provincial police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Nobert Muzondo confirmed the incident.

He said they had since arrested Kudzi Jeremiah (26) and his wife Agnes Masunga (17) from Mungate Village in connection with the murder case.

Assistant Inspector Muzondo said police were waiting for the exhumation of the toddler's body for post-mortem.

It is alleged that on February 12 at around 7am Masunga took the toddler to Makumbe Hospital after realising that he was not feeling well.

The toddler was diagnosed with general fever and was given medicine.



It is reported that the toddler's condition did not improve prompting Jeremiah to buy rat poison at Chirodzero Business Centre which he gave to Masunga on February 14.

The two hatched a plan to sprinkle the poison on a banana which they then fed their son.

After eating the poisoned banana the toddler started vomiting, had a running stomach and died.

The following day the toddler was buried.

After the burial Masunga allegedly started hearing some voices of a crying baby who was not visible prompting her to confess what had transpired to relatives who had come for the funeral.

On February 15 police in Chinamhora received a tip-off through a phone call about the incident which led to the couple's arrest.



Source - Herald

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