Suspected criminals have exhumed the body of Vasco Nkhoma who committed suicide in his video showroom in Mzimba on Monday last week.
Mzimba Police Station spokesperson Peter Botha said the grave was tampered with this Monday, exactly a week after Nkhoma’s death.
“The police visited the scene and discovered that private parts of the body had been cut off,” he said.
A villager, who was passing by the graveyard on return from his maize field, informed group village head Wilson Chipeta when he noticed that the grave was not intact.
“The passer-by was surprised to see that the tomb where the deceased was buried on January 23 was disturbed. Upon hearing this, the chief called elders to witness the abomination. They later reported the incident to the police who later visited the graveyard,” said Botha.
The police re-exhumed the body and found that the coffin was broken and the body had no genitals.
The law enforcers and the villagers, reburied the body after recording statements.
The police say they have launched an intensive inquiry to trace the culprits, Botha said.
Around 8am on Monday, we found stunned people surrounding the empty tomb.
In an interview, Chipeta described the experience as an abomination.
“This is shocking, for nothing like this has ever happened in his area,” he said.
Nkhoma, from Traditional Authority (T/A) Nazombe in Phalombe, died aged 30. n