Man Kills And Burns 12-Year-Old Sister


  • The deceased burnt beyond recognition
  • 20-year older brother confess to the crime
  • He led police to remains of the deceased
  • Police yet to establish what really transpired

Maun police are investigating an unusual and horrific case in which a 12-year-old girl was allegedly killed and burnt beyond recognition by her 20-year older brother in Sedie Ward on Sunday night.

According to Maun Police Station Commander Superintendent Chenamo Orateng, the deceased had on the night of the incident gone to sleep in the bedroom she shares with the suspect, but the following morning her father got worried for having not seen his daughter for some hours.

The 52-year old man is then said to have gone on to check the siblings’ bedroom where, to his shock found the room covered with blood all over. His daughter was nowhere to be found. Orateng said the father then reported the matter to the police after the brother claimed no knowledge of what could have transpired.

However, on being interrogated by the police on Tuesday morning the suspect, according to Orateng is said to have then confessed to the crime which he reportedly committed around 2030hrs on Sunday. The suspect thereafter took the police to the scene where he burnt and hid the remains of his deceased young sister.

 “We found badly burnt remains of a child on the outskirts of Sedie ward which are suspected to be that of the 12-year-old young girl,” Orateng explained.

Orateng said that the suspect did not give any further explanation as to what really transpired on the night the incident happened. Meanwhile the police boss said investigations are still ongoing to find out what could have led to the suspect murdering his own sister as well as to how it really happened.

“The post mortem examinations will also reveal if the young girl was subjected to other abuses such as being raped or not as well as the exact cause of her death before she was burnt to ashes,” Orateng said.

The suspect who has since been remanded in custody is yet to be arraigned before the Maun Magistrate’s Court for a single count of murder.


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