Serowe police have launched a manhunt following the death of a male junior secondary student who was murdered while on his way home from school.
The acting station commander of Serowe police, station Assistant Superintendent Bopelo Ntatiwa confirmed to The Telegraph this week that his station is investigating a case in which a form one student was allegedly murdered last week by unknown assailants.
“It is true that a form one student aged 16 of Mogorosi village was murdered”.
He explained that last Tuesday morning they received a call informing them about the incident in which the police rushed to the crime scene and found the unconscious body of a young male lying on the ground. He was rushed to the hospital where he was certified dead by the medical doctors upon arrival.
He said as the police they strongly believe that the deceased might have been murdered probably a day before the discovery of his body. He stated that the deceased might have also been murdered on his way home from school, on Monday, as he was still wearing his school uniform at Mogorosi Junior Secondary School.
He said though the investigations are still at an early stage, the preliminary details reveal that the deceased was murdered as the body sustained injuries all over the body.
“Currently we do not have any leads to the whereabouts of the suspected perpetrators. We, therefore appeal to the members of the public to assist us with any information that might lead us to the arrest of the suspects.”
Ntatiwa also revealed that since the beginning of this year already eight people have been killed in his policing area.
“The statistics are of concern and in most cases the women are victims, while the perpetrators are males”. However, when village headman Kabo Pheretlhego was contacted for comment he said, “I was shocked when I heard that a student had been murdered and it is very bad”.
He voiced out that that evil spirits have ravaged his village as murder incidents are on the rise and this has tainted the village in a bad way. “This is totally not acceptable for such a village to experience such kind of heartbreaking incidents.” He made a frantic plea to members of the public to assist the police with information that might lead to the arrest of the perpetrators.