Authorities in Aweil Center County of Northern Bahr el Ghazal State have detained a woman for allegedly beating her 12-year-old daughter to death after accusing her of stealing household items this week.
The woman identified as Adut Miir Agoth, the girl’s mother, is accused of beating her daughter Aker Malith Apet to death on Monday in Dormuon village, Nyanlath Payam of Aweil Center County.
Speaking to Radio Tamazuj on Wednesday, the Aweil Center County Commissioner, Peter Natali confirmed that the woman was arrested and transferred to Aweil town.
“This child was killed in the area called Dormuon in Aweil Center County. What happened is this, the mother of the 12-years-old girl, beat her to death. I heard that the child used to steal properties at home. So I directed the security forces yesterday and the body was taken to Aweil Civil Hospital and the mother was arrested and the legal procedures are taking place in Aweil at the moment,’’ Natali said.
The state police spokesman Capt. Guot Got Akol also confirmed the incident and added that they arrested a second suspect who is being held for investigations.
Source: Radio Tamazuj