A father has beaten his son to death in Kano State for attempting to rape his younger sister in the family home.
The incident happened in the wee hours of Monday morning at Rijiyar Lemo area of Fagge Local Government Area. It was said that a 45-year old man, Mallam Balarabe Dauda beat his 16-year old son, Garzali Balarabe to death for attempting to rape his 9-year-old daughter, Hauwa Balarabe.
The deceased earned the wrath of his father when he sneaked into Hauwa’s room in the middle of the night while other members of the family were fast asleep, and attempted to rape her.
Reports have it that their mother was jolted out of her sleep by Hauwa’s struggle and she rushed to the scene, and later quickly reported the matter to her husband who flogged Garzali to death with a trouser belt.
Kano State Police Public Relation Officer, Magaji Musa Majiya, confirmed the incident, saying the incident was reported to the command Monday morning.
He added that the Mr. Dauda has already been arrested by the Police and investigation is ongoing, adding that the corpse has been taken to hospital for examination.