A 27-year-old man from Endebes subcounty, Trans Nzoia county has been arrested and taken into police custody after burning his lover's private parts with a hot metal rod.
According to media reports, this ugly incident took place during the night hours, when the accused by the name Alex Chemwantei Cheroben enters the victim's room, strips her naked before inserting a hot metal rod in her privates, accusing her of infidelity.
Endebes subcounty deputy police commissioner affirm the incident, saying the suspect is currently being held by police after he burned his 43-year-old lover with a hot metal rod, who later succumbed to the injuries.
He termed the incident “heart-wrenching”, and said that the accused was possibly a jilted lover of the deceased, who suspected her of being in an affair with another man.
The accused first tried to rape the woman. However, after failing to do so, he took an iron rod lying nearby and inserted it in her private part. He then fled the scene on the spot.
The injured woman somehow managed to reach home and informed her family about the incident, who immediately took her to the police station.
Acting promptly, the police immediately took her to the nearby hospital. However, the victim, succumbed to her injuries during treatment.
Meanwhile, the police nabbed the accused and has booked him under charges of rape and murder. The police, however, are hunting for the accused’s friend, who was also reportedly involved in the act.
He said that the police acted promptly, and nabbed the accused within half an hour of the incident.
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