A teenage girl died at Tagare village in Kuria West, Migori County after she was beaten by her guardian for allegedly returning home late.

The 17-year-old girl, who was set to sit this year’s KCPE exam at Tagare Primary School, reportedly returned home at around 2 am on Monday from an unknown location, angering her guardian, 30-year-old Linet Biyaki.

According to a report by Citizen Digital, the woman beat up the girl using a stick, inflicting serious injuries on her body.

Confirming the incident, Suna East Sub-county Police Commander Mark Wanjala said neighbors rushed the girl to Samjomen Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

The suspect was arrested and detained at Kehancha Police Station pending arraignment.