Bones of Albino Exhumed In Neno

Unknown people in Neno district have dug up and exhumed bones of an albino boy who died in 2008.

The incident, according to police, occurred on 27th June, 2016 in Kalinde village in Traditional Authority (T/A) Mlauli in the district.

Neno Police Station spokesperson Raphael Kaliati told local media that the tampered with grave of an 11-year-old boy with albinism was discovered by grave diggers (adzukulu).

“There was a funeral in the area, and adzukulu (grave diggers) that had gone to the graveyard to prepare a grave for the deceased they noticed a grave which was recently tampered,” said Kaliati.

The matter was then reported to village headman Kalinde who referred the matter to police.

Kaliati said the police visited the scene of the crime and it was discovered that bones of the deceased were exhumed except a few bones from the back and upper jaws.

“We suspect that this incident occurred between the months of April and May 2016. No arrests have been made so far,” he added.

The incident has happened at a time the country law-enforcers and human rights activists have intensified efforts to put to end the horrible act of abducting and killing of people with albinism.

Recently Mulanje South Parliamentarian Elias Bon Kalindo Mulanje staged half-naked demonstrations to influence Legislators to endorse death penalty on those convicted of such crimes.

The law-enforcers said at least 39 graves of people with albinism have been dug in recent.

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