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Husband beats his wife to death because she ignored his phone calls

By Mason White 11:35 AM February 15, 2016
Woman using her phone (illustration) 

By: Feng Qian
Police are looking for a man who beat his wife to death because she ignored his phone calls while he was out drinking with his friends, police in Zimbabwe said.

Masvingo police said that Timothy Chiminya, allegedly used a sharp object to strike his 23-year-old wife Delight Mutuvira.

Chiminya fled from the scene of the murder, and he remains at large.

According to the police investigation, around 11:00 p.m. on Thursday, Chiminya came home and confronted his wife about not answering his phone calls.

Mutuvira claimed that the phone was charging and she didn’t hear it ringing. Chiminya grabbed a sharp object and hit his wife over the head several times.

He then fled from the scene.

Neighbors who heard the commotion rushed over to the home, and found the woman lying on the ground with severe injuries to her head.

The woman was taken to the Masvingo General Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.