Ritual Killers In Kaoma Chop Off Private Parts Of A Corpse.
SUSPECTED ritualists have chopped off private parts from a corpse in Kaoma District Hospital mortuary in bizarre and unexplained circumstances.
The criminals are also reported to have gouged one eye from the corpse of Allan Kanyanga Mulundu, 54.
Mr Mulundu died on November 1, 2016, and his body was deposited in the hospital mortuary the same day.
Western Province commissioner of police Charles Lungu said here yesterday that Mr Mulundu’s relatives discovered that the body parts were missing when they went to pick- the body for burial on Monday, November 7, 2016.
Mr Lungu said the relatives have since refused to bury the body.
“ Apparently, the relatives went to pick the body for burial but were shocked to find that one eye was missing and blood was oozing out. This prompted them to request for a post mortem, but before anything could happen, it was discovered that his private parts were also missing,” he said.
Mr Lungu explained that the doctors at Kaoma District Hospital have declared interest in the matter, and a private pathologist has been hired to carry out a post- mortem.
Mr Mulundu’s relatives were by press time locked up in a meeting with hospital authorities.
And Mr Lungu said police will investigate the matter to establish the circumstances in the incident.
“ All the bodies in mortuaries are in the hands of the attendant and it’s, therefore, sad that private parts can go missing from a corpse. We shall investigate this matter to establish what transpired,’’ Mr Lungu said.
And DARLINGTON MWENDABAI in Chipata reports that two men of Katete have been arrested and charged with murder by police in two separate incidents.
In the first incident, police arrested a man identified as Ezekiel Phiri for battering his 21- year- old wife to death after a marital dispute.
Eastern Province commissioner of police Alex Chilufya told journalists here yesterday that the woman, identified as Midiya Phiri, was murdered by her husband on Saturday.
“ Midiya Phiri of Kalomo village died two days later at St Francis Mission Hospital in Katete after she was badly beaten by her husband, Ezekiel Phiri,” he said.
In a related incident, police have recorded another murder case in Katete involving Michael Banda, 25, of Chibolya township, who allegedly murdered 32- year- old Peter Phiri of Ibex township in Katete in unexplained circumstances.