An 8-year old boy named Martin Cobb lost his life trying to protect his elder from a sexual assailant.
The children’s relatives later narrated that the two siblings were playing near the train tracks on Thursday evening, when some man approached the 12-year-old girl (name withheld), defiled her and slashed her face.
Little Martin came to the defense of his sister, and the assaulter threw a rock on his head. The boy died instantly.
His shocked sister, who survived due to the heroic deed of Martin, was rushed to the hospital for treatment.
Local Pastor, Dr. Theodore Hughey, characterized the two siblings who on a regular basis attended the Abundant Life Church as inseparable.