Police in Nairobi's Kilimani area are investigating a case where a father, mother and brother to a 15-year-old girl, are suspected to have beaten her to death for running away from home.

The couple and their son are expected in court today where police will make a miscellaneous application to hold them longer as they investigate the matter.

The team intends to conduct a postmortem exercise on the body to establish the cause of the death, which will enable them to know the charges to prefer against the couple and son if any.

Coptic hospital’s management through a clinical officer told detectives that on May 20 at around 9 pm, the hospital received a 15-year-old patient, who has been a student at Kiteta Girls Secondary in Mbooni, Makueni County.

She was accompanied by her father, Frankline Ntwiga Marangu for a medical check-up, since she had allegedly run away from home and failed to report to school.

She was examined and discharged, where the father took her back home at Jamhuri showground quarters.

However, in the wee hours of Friday, the deceased was rushed to the same hospital after she allegedly collapsed at home following a serious beating from her father, mother and the girl's elder brother who is a student at the Technical University of Kenya where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

Police who visited the scene recovered one PPR pipe believed to have been used to beat up the deceased and is being held as an exhibit.

-The Star