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IRATE residents in Mutare’s Dangamvura high-density suburb who are apparently living in fear of unconfirmed reports of the existence of ritual murderers took the law into their hands this morning and heavily assaulted a woman who allegedly kidnapped a two-year-old boy and hid the toddler in her church garments.
The suspect only identified as Melody and believed to be a resident of Area 13 of Dangamvura took to her heels after the child’s mother spotted her with the baby.
Police confirmed the incident and said investigations are in progress.
Pained to lose her baby, Ms Shylet Mudengerezwa (20) shouted for help and members of the public joined in the chase that occurred in maize fields in the Nyamauru section of Dangamvura on Wednesday morning.
After seeing that the public was closing in on her, the suspect started acting like a mental patient in a bid to attract sympathy.
She was subsequently arrested and the baby was taken into the custody of her mother.
The suspect is currently detained at Dangamvura Police Station. – Manica Post