Father burns his 4-year-old son and ties him to tree because he stole cornBy Mason White 12:54 PM March 15, 2016
By: Mahesh Sarin
A father was arrested on a charge of assault after allegedly burning his young son for stealing corn from a neighboring farm, police in Zimbabwe said.
Harare police said that they have arrested 26-year-old Wilson Mutero, after being accused of burning his son, 4-year-old Takudzwa Mutero.
According to the police investigation, Mutero accused his son of taking corn from a neighboring farm without permission on Saturday.
He dragged him to a field, where he burned his hands, head and legs before trying him to a tree. He then left his son alone. The boy screamed for help and was found by Chihwai Murehwa.
The boy was rushed to the Monera Clinic, and later transferred to the Harare Central hospital, where he is said to be in stable condition.
After hearing what Wilson Mutero did to his son, residents dragged him out of his home and beat him on the street.
Police officers who arrived at the scene, dispersed the crowd and arrested the father.