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Man kills his 19-year-old niece because she refused to wash his clothes

By Mason White 5:22 PM January 11, 2015
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By: Mahesh Sarin
A man was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly beating his niece to death for refusing to wash his clothes, police in Nigeria said.

Abuja Police said that they arrested the suspect, who was identified as Sunday, after being accused of beating the 19-year-old woman on Thursday.

According to the police investigation, Sunday reportedly went to the home of his niece, Cecilia David, to ask why she had disobeyed his order to wash his clothes.

David was said braiding her hair and brushed off her uncle. Sunday became enraged and began beating David until she collapsed.

Paramedics who arrived at the scene, tried to revive her. She was rushed to a nearby hospital, when she was pronounced dead.

Sunday was arrested by police at the hospital.