NAMENDEA Lesiria has been arrested by the police for allegedly beating his wife Mesoni Kashiro, 15 years old, Resident of Gelailumbwa village, Gelailumbwa Ward, Ketumbeine Division, Longido District, Arusha Region.

Mesoni was allegedly beaten after being tied to a tree, then beaten with a stick by her husband, Namendea Lesiria in collaboration with his friend, whose name is not known, for the crime of pouring goat medicine.

According to the Social Welfare Officer in Longido district, Atunagile Chisunga, the suspects are at the Longido Police Station and tomorrow September 23, 2022 they will be brought to court.

"This is absolute cruelty, first she was married at a young age, they beat her while tying her with a rope and hanging her from the trees," he said and added that the injured girl is at the Longido health center for treatment.