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Boy burns mother to death

Oct 6, 2010, 1:26 PM | Article By: Malamin Conteh

Residents of Bundung in the Kanifing Municipality were Monday shocked by news that one Meta Jammeh, a young man believed to be in his 20s, had allegedly beaten his biological mother and then burnt her to death.

The victim, Fatou Sambou, was reportedly beaten by her own son to such an extent that she became unconscious, before he (the son) closed the door to her house and set her on fire, using a mattress that was in the house.

The unfortunate incident, according to family sources, followed a series of warnings by the son that he will kill his mother.

"It was when people realised that there was fire in the deceased person's house that neighbours broke into the house, and put out the fire," a family source said, adding that the deceased was then rushed to the Jammeh Foundation Hospital, where she was clinically pronounced dead.

The suspect, family sources added, fled shortly after the incident and, at the time of going to press, his whereabouts were not confirmed.

When contacted, Superintendent Sulayman Secka, Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the story.