By Gerald Takwara in Kwekwe
A VILLAGE “boxing match” ended in tragedy in Gokwe when a 15-year-old boy kicked his opponent in the groin, leading to his death.
The incident took place at Gandiwa village on Thursday where the accused and the deceased, both aged 15, were heading cattle.
Police say the suspect minor fatally kicked his colleague during a kick boxing match whilst they were herding cattle in their village grazing lands.
“The victim was kicked on the groin area, fell down and started sweating. His condition continued deteriorating and he died before being taken to hospital,” said police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi in a statement.
According to healthline.com, not only does a kick in the balls hurt like heck, but enough force can also cause serious scrotal or testicular trauma that requires emergency treatment.
The medical journal says genitals are densely packed with nerve endings. The small area contains a higher concentration of them than other parts of the body where nerves are more spread out.
This is why any type of touch can result in some major feels — good or bad — depending on the amount of pressure.
Dr Timukudze Gambara, a medical practitioner in the Avenues in Harare, told HourlyHits that private parts are a highly fragile region of the body, much like the back of the ear.
“Unlike other organs that are protected by muscle and bone, the penis and testes are all out there. They’re only loosely attached to your body,” he said.
He however added that a kick in the groin rarely leads to death.
Meanwhile, Police in Amaveni, Kwekwe, have arrested John Manhembe in connection with the murder of his wife.
Police say the 42-year-old suspect had a misunderstanding with his wife Talence, aged 23, on Thursday this week.
Manhembe then fatally assaulted the woman with a log several times all over her body after allegations of infidelity.