Mentally Disturbed Woman Smashes Her 1-Year-Old Baby To Death:
In a sad update from Chivi, a 26-year-old mentally disturbed woman is alleged to have smashed her 1-year-old baby to death inside a kitchen hut.
The accused Leina Hundivenga from Joromiya village under Chief Shindi in Chivi was arrested last month after she smashed her own baby to death.
Masvingo provincial police spokesperson Inspector Kudakwashe Dhehwa confirmed the tragic incident that occurred on 22 February 2021 to TellZim.
According to the police report, Hundivenga who is suspected to be suffering from mental illness was brought back to her parents’ home on the 20th of February, 2021 by her husband Munyaradzi Tsikai due to prolonged illness of severe headache.
It is reported that on the 22nd of February, 2021, at around 1400 hours, Hundivenga was breastfeeding her one-year-old son David Tsikai while chatting with her other 13-year-old child outside their kitchen.
Without saying a word, Hundivenga took her one-year-old baby with her inside the kitchen and locked the door.
In a matter of seconds after the door was locked, the 13-year-old juvenile suddenly heard a strange noise of something being crushed in the kitchen before seeing Tsikai lying in a pool of blood.
Shocked by what she had seen, the juvenile rushed to call Hundivenga’s mother Dorika Chikwirira (61) who was washing the dishes outside and she hurriedly broke into the house and took the baby who was motionless with no sign of life.
Hundivenga started running around the house in a disorderly manner, showing signs of hallucinations.
The neighbours were alerted about Hundivenga’s strange behaviour and they caught and tied her up.
Hundivenga’s mother immediately took the baby to Shindi Clinic at Neshuro where he sadly passed on at around 2200hours on the same day.
A report was made at the Neshuro Police Station leading to Hundivenga’s arrest.
Meanwhile, Inspector Dhewa urged members of the public to take mental health seriously. He also advised members of the public to take their mentally challenged relatives to the hospitals and to make sure that they are closely monitored to avoid putting others in danger.
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