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Three 8-year-old boys undress and kill 4-year-old boy because he hit a girl

By Mason White 10:10 AM June 29, 2015
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By: Chan Yuan
Three young boys were detained on charges of murder after allegedly killing a 4-year-old boy because he assaulted a girl, police in Zimbabwe said.

Matabeleland North police said that Ashley Nhlanhla Malinga, died after the 8-year-old boys attacked him with sticks.

The incident occurred around 1:00 p.m. on Monday. According to the police investigation, the three boys attacked Malinga because he hit one of the boys’ 4-year-old sister.

The boys ordered Malinga to undress before beating him with sticks. The three suspects and the victim were neighbors. One of the suspects told his mother that the victim was beat up and he was asleep on the side of the road.

The woman rushed to the scene, and found the victim laying on the road naked and unconscious. Malinga was taken to the United Bulawayo Hospitals, where he was pronounced dead.

During questioning, the boys told police that they beat Malinga because he assaulted one of their sisters.