A 21-year-old woman from Shurugwi died allegedly after her husband struck her with a chair in a fight over missing money.
Police confirmed the incident which he said happened on Thursday last week.
“Police in Shurugwi are investigating a case of murder where a 21-year-old woman died after being struck with a wooden chair by her husband. The incident occurred on July 8 at about 7am in Shurugwi,” he said.
Insp Mahoko said Simbarashe Majasi and Ms Audrey Chikoka were in their bedroom with their two minor sons when they had a misunderstanding.
He said Majasi was accusing his wife Chikoka of stealing his money (amount not mentioned).
“The misunderstanding degenerated into a fight. Simbarashe Majasi then took a wooden chair and struck the now deceased Audrey Chikoka once on the back of the head. She fell down and became unconscious,” said Insp Mahoko.
He said the Landlady, Ms Sithembile Mpofu (48) heard the noise and knocked at the door to find out what was happening.
Insp Mahoko said Majasi had fled by the time Ms Mpofu entered the room.
“Chikoka was taken to Shurugwi District Hospital where she was pronounced dead upon arrival. The matter was reported to the police and the body is awaiting post mortem. Suspect Simbarashe Majasi is still at large,” he said.