A man allegedly fatally beat up his girlfriend after reportedly finding her in the company of another man in her bedroom, police have reported. Police identified the woman as Maybe Last Dube.

Police spokes person said the incident happened on Sunday between 10pm and 11pm. He said Dube died at Gweru Provincial Hospital after her boyfriend, Garikai Mpofu (32), in a fit of rage, banged her head thrice against a stone. “On the said date, it is alleged that Mpofu visited his girlfriend Dube at her house and failed to locate her.

He later spotted her at the back of her bedroom with another lover. The other lover (whose name has not been given) fled the scene upon noticing that he had been spotted,” said Police. He said Mpofu grabbed Dube and banged her head thrice against a stone.

He alleged that Mpofu also kicked Dube all over her body. He only stopped when the woman pleaded for mercy. “The two then proceeded to Mpofu’s house where the suspect assaulted Dube with an electric cord all over her body.

The suspect later woke up his 62-year-old father asking him to ferry Dube to Shurugwi District Hospital” He said Dube’s condition deteriorated and she was transferred to Gweru Provincial Hospital. Asst Insp Mahoko said the matter was reported to the police who attended the scene and arrested Mpofu.

“On the same day that Mpofu was arrested, a police report was made to the effect that Dube had died. Her body was conveyed to Gweru Provincial Hospital mortuary for a postmortem,” he said.