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15-year-old girl whips her 7-year-old brother to death because he refused to go shopping

By Mason White 2:36 PM November 26, 2015
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By: Mahesh Sarin
A teenage girl was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly killing her young brother because he refused to go shopping, police in Nigeria said.

Bayelsa State police said that they have arrested 15-year-old Faith Festus, after being accused of using a whip to beat 7-year-old Harry Mohammed.

Festus was charged with one count of murder. According to the police investigation, after Mohammed came home from school, Festus asked him to go shopping.

Mohammed refused, and as a result, Festus grabbed a whip and began beating her brother. The children’s parents were home at the time of the incident, and did nothing to help their son.

Festus beat her brother until he fell unconscious. The boy was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.