Thugs in a 3rd Attempt to Exhume Albino Body

There has been a growing tendency of people tampering with graves of persons with albinism in the country There has been a growing tendency of people tampering with graves of persons with albinism in the country internet photo

In a space of four weeks, unknown people have thrice failed to exhume the body of a two year old boy with albinism in Mulanje district.

According to police spokesperson in Mulanje, Sub-Inspector Gresham Ngwira, the grave where a two year old boy with albinism was laid to rest was sealed with concrete during the burial.

Sub-inspector Ngwira said few days after the burial, relatives unveiled the boy’s tombstone.

“Despite all these initiatives, unknown people have thrice attempted to exhume the body of these boy and fortunately, in all attempts they have not been successful,” said Ngwira.

He said the suspected men did not actually break the tombstone but dug from the edges of the tombstone.

“We are still hunting the people suspected to have been tampering with the grave,” said Ngwira.

This is happening despite government and civil society organizations condemning the myth that body parts of persons with albinism are rituals for wealth accumulation as some people believe.

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