A 15-year old boy from a Bindura farm has reportedly fatally struck his stepfather with an iron bar on the head while trying to protect his mother during an argument over claims of infidelity.
The spokesperson of the Mashonaland Central Police, Assistant Inspector Fidelis Dhewu confirmed the incident, saying the boy (15) was on the run.
He explained that the incident occurred after the 37-year-old stepfather had a misunderstanding with his wife over claims of infidelity.
The stepfather went to buy some airtime and took long to come back home, prompting the wife to follow him.
According to Dhewu, “She found him at the house of another woman, resulting in an altercation following accusations of infidelity.”
The woman at the house where the man was, ran away and the couple went back to their home and continued quarreling.
Dhewu disclosed that the dispute degenerated into an altercation and the boy sided with his mother, before picking an iron bar, which he used to strike his stepfather on the right side of the head.
The stepfather was rushed to Bindura Hospital where he died the following day and a report was made to police.
Assistant Inspector Dhewu advised people to resolve their disputes amicably.