The boy (12) from Samende Village under Chief Sikalenge and whose name cannot be published for legal reasons, is alleged to have been playing with his friends when he attacked the deceased pupil.
Sources who spoke to Sunday News gave a detailed account of the events which led to the death of the minor.
They said the pupils were playing during break time when one of the children picked a stone and threw it towards a group of fellow pupils, hitting one of the pupils on the back of the head.
“After threatening his friends saying anyone who caused a stir was going to get a beating,” said a source, “the boy allegedly threw a stone and hit the deceased on the back of the head leading to his death on the spot.”
According to sources, teachers were called to the scene but it was too late as the boy’s condition had already reached a critical state.
“School authorities could not help the deceased since he lost his breath in a short space of time,” said a source. The source said the matter was immediately reported to the police.
However, Matabeleland North provincial spokesperson Assistant Inspector Eglon Nkala, said the police had not received the information.
“I’m currently not in the office but will look into the matter when I get there,” he said.
Meanwhile, Chief Sikalenge confirmed the incident. He said the children were playing but the situation ended badly when one of them “hit a friend on the wrong part of the body”.
“We received some disturbing news about a boy who killed his friend,” said Chief Sikalenge.
“The children were playing when the victim was hit by a stone on the head and collapsed. He died before receiving any treatment.”
The body of the deceased was taken to Binga District Hospital mortuary and his family was by yesterday still making burial arrangements.