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A MUTARE man last week went berserk and seriously burnt his six year old daughter during a row over food with his wife.

Police confirmed the incident which occurred last Thursday in the city’s Dangamvura high density suburb adding investigations were continuing.

Joseph Mudzembwe, 36, who is still at large, allegedly sparked the row when came home from a drinking binge and was given food by his wife Precious Nyabara, 26.

Manicaland police spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Luxon Chananda, said an argument then ensued over the food with Mudzembwe threatening to burn his wife and daughter.

In the fit of rage, Mudzembwe allegedly grabbed a plastic container filled with some spirit which he sprayed in the air.

“He then lit a match stick and threw it right into his daughter’s face,” said Chananda adding the enraged man the tried to block his family from escaping.

The six year old girl sustained serious facial injuries and was rushed to Mutare provincial hospital for medical attention.

“Neighbours heard some noise and went to investigate. Mudzembwe ran away as police were called in,” said Chananda.

“We have launched a manhunt for the suspect. As police, we will not hesitate to bring to book those who take law into their own hands,” said Chananda.

Source : New Zimbabwe

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