Burundi: Children ‘half buried alive for stealing corn’
A man is on the run in Burundi after allegedly burying children up to their chests when he reportedly caught them stealing corn cobs from his field.
After the children aged 10 and eight years old were buried in the ground they were severely beaten.
They were rescued by a neighbour and the man ran away.
This incident happened in the village of Bubanza, a province north-west of the capital Bujumbura on Sunday evening.
The police say they are still looking for the man to bring him to justice.
This is not the first time Burundian children have been punished for stealing maize. Two boys recently had their left hands cut off by teenagers after they were caught taking corn.