A seven year old Zambian boy has allegedly been beaten to death by his own peers in Kitwe district.
The district commissioner Binwell Mpundu confirmed of the incident to media and identified the child as Phestus Kalela.
According to Mr Mpundu, hospital authorities said the boy was convulsing the time he was brought at the hospital and later died from the Intensive Care Unit, ICU, after efforts to resuscitate him.
Mwebantu reported that the body of the deceased was lying in the Kitwe Teaching Hospital mortuary.
Mr Mpundu, who described the incident as saddening, wondered how children below the age of ten could beat a peer to death.
He said it was sad that children could be so savagely at such a tender age.
The reason for the beaten was not established.