A 68-year-old Rhodene woman allegedly strangled her nephew to death by pulling his necktie for coming late from school the previous day before she attempted to commit suicide by poisoning, police have confirmed.
Modie Chirinda of Carry Street allegedly pulled Gokomere primary pupil, Macdonald Chirinda (13)’s necktie as she was reprimanding him.
Upon realizing that the Grade Seven boy was now unconscious due to her actions, she then took some poisonous substance, apparently in regret but survived.
The body was taken to Masvingo General Hospital mortuary for post-mortem while the elderly lady was rushed to the same for treatment.
Sources at the hospital where Chirinda was still admitted by yesterday said indications were that she took a poisonous substance and was frothing from the mouth.
It is alleged that last Wednesday at around 6 am, Chirinda who was aunt questioned Macdonald who was already in uniform preparing to leave for school, why he had come late the previous day.
The late boy commuted to and fro school every day.