Police in Nkhata Bay have launched a manhunt for unknown assailants who brutally killed a 47-year-old man before chopping off his head and private parts.
Nkhata Bay Police Station spokesperson Ignatius Esau said in an interview the victim was found dead in a maize garden on Wednesday, May 10.
He said: “The deceased, Osman Fumbo, was staying alone and we suspect that these heartless criminals took advantage of that situation to attack him.
“His body was discovered by passersby in a maize field, about 15 metres from his house at Msakanene in the area of Traditional Authority [T/A] Timbiri in the district.”
According to Sikunyala Mnyimbiri, who discovered the body, both the head and private parts could not be traced at the scene.
An autopsy conducted on the deceased showed that death was due to the chopping of the deceased’s head.
Fumbo came from Nthulinga Village, T/A Timbiri in the district.
Information gathered by The Nation indicates that such incidents are on the rise in the district as similar cases were recorded at Mpamba, Chintheche and Chipaika this year alone. n