Police in Kabwe are holding on to two girls of the same family for setting on fire a 5 year old boy dependant of the same family.
The brutal act was unearthed by some neighbours in Pollen compound after the victim was heard crying for help at around 10hrs yesterday.
According to witnesses, the only crime the victim committed was failing to count from one up to ten during lessons conducted by the girls at home.
The offenders identified only as Annie and Bufwayo are believed to be separately related to Mr and Mrs Mutale who are owners of the house.
The victim Patrick Mubanga whose mother is believed to be living in Makululu, is a nephew to Mrs Mutale the owner of the home.
The 5 year old victim was tied hand and foot to t guava tree, with a breezier underneath while the said girls Annie and Bufwayo were busy beating him.
The boy was only rescued by neighbours and passers-by while the culprits and the witnesses briefly narrated what happened to our News crew.
Meanwhile, some witnesses have called for justice to prevail over the matter saying the behaviours of the two girls is inhuman.
Police have since picked up the two suspects, the victim and the owner of the house to help with investigations.