Boyfriend ‘kills toddler for soiling himself’

A two-year-old boy in South Africa was allegedly murdered by his mother’s boyfriend, Free State police say.

Police were alerted after the child was brought to a clinic in Kestell with bruises all over his body by his mother (21), a family member and the boyfriend on Thursday. He was declared dead by paramedics.

The 25-year-old man, from Tlholong near Kestell, was arrested on a charge of murder. Police spokesperson W/O Mmako Mophiring said he is alleged to have attacked the child at 8pm on Wednesday.

“The boyfriend noticed the toddler soiled himself and allegedly assaulted him with a stick, kicked and placed him inside a basin filled with cold water.” (Source: TimesLIVE)

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