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Woman Arrested For Infanticide

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Police in Karoi have arrested Purity Maodzewa (20) for a case of infanticide which occurred at Mupakati Village, Chief Kasangarare, Karoi, where a minor aged four died.

In a statement the Zimbabwe Republic Police said the suspect had a domestic dispute with her husband and gave the victim who is her elder child a chemical called nemesis in an attempt to commit suicide and kill her two children, aged two and four.

The minor cried loudly which drew the attention of other family members who intervened before she gave the chemical to the other child.

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The police indicated that the elder child unfortunately died before being taken to hospital.


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