5-year-old girl murdered in Lupane

5-year-old girl murdered in Lupane

POLICE have arrested a 19-year-old Lupane man in connection with the gruesome murder of a five-year-old girl who was killed at her parents’ home on Friday afternoon.

The 19-year-old Lupane man allegedly stabbed the minor in the stomach and went on to cut the victim’s throat.

Reports indicate that the man killed the minor for scolding and calling him insane.

National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident.

“The ZRP is concerned with murder cases occurring around the country. On May 14, 2021, a Lupane man (19) fatally stabbed a minor (5) several times on the stomach before cutting the victim’s throat.

“The minor is said to have told the man that he was insane. This did not go well with him and he stabbed her six times with a knife on the stomach and on the left rib. He went on to cut the girl’s throat.”

He said the incident occurred in full view of other children.