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Gweru man strangles stepdaughter (1)

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Gweru man strangles stepdaughter (1)


Sydney Mubaiwa
GWERU – Police in the Midlands have arrested a Gweru man who allegedly strangled his year-old stepdaughter left in his custody by his wife.
Itai Ticharwa (47) of 720 Mkoba 4, Gweru was arrested on Saturday in Mboka.
Midlands Provincial Police Spokesperson Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko confirmed the incident. He said the incident happened around 9 am.
Ticharwa allegedly strangled the infant as his wife fetched water from a nearby borehole.
Circumstances are that the wife left to fetch water and left the child in Ticharwa’s custody.
Upon her return, Ticharwa ordered her to breastfeed the child. It was then that she noted that the baby was groaning in pain.
She screamed for help and shouted that Ticharwa had strangled her child. The baby died in her arms.
Ticharwa was arrested by some police officers who were passing by.
The body was taken to Gweru Provincial Hospital mortuary. Investigations are ongoing.

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