The seven-month-old baby girl raped by her 57-year-old step-father, Magaji Sale, in Katsina State, has been reported dead. The state’s Commissioner of Police, Usman Abdullahi, who confirmed the death of the baby, said the culprit will now be charged with culpable homicide.
It would be recalled that the baby was in critical condition after the incident and admitted in the Turai Yar’Adua Hospital. The incident was said to have occurred in Mamadi village, Jikamshi Local Government Area of the state.
The mother of the baby, Zeenat Muntari, raised alarm when she noticed blood stains on the private part of her baby and later on her husband’s pair of trousers. On interrogation at the police station, Magaji confessed to have raped the baby, saying he did it because he had a dream in which he was told that he will stop womanising if he raped the baby.