Mother kills her 14-year-old daughter because she had sex with boys

Mother beating her daughter (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

A mother was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly beating to death her daughter because she had sex with boys, according to police in Zimbabwe.

Kwekwe police said that they have arrested 31-year-old Vimbai Mashiri, after being accused of using an electric cable to beat her 14-year-old daughter until she died.

Mashiri was charged with one count of murder. She was booked into jail, and she has been denied bail.

According to the police investigation, on Monday night, Mashiri confronted her daughter Thelma, after learning that she was having sex with boys and doing drugs.

After Thelma admitted to having sex and doing drugs, Mashiri grabbed a long electric cable and beat her daughter until she fell unconscious.

Mashiri then called an ambulance. Paramedics who arrived at the scene, confirmed that Thelma was dead. The father of the girl was not home at the time of the incident.