Unknown criminals in neighboring Zambia have chopped off and ran away with a left hand of a 7 year old albino.
Copperbelt Police Commissioner, Charity Katanga who confirmed the incident to Phoenix News has identified the victim as Dorothy Mulenga, a grade 1 pupil at a local Mutupa community school.
Ms Katanga explained that the incident happened Wednesday, midnight in Mutupa farming area, Chantente ward.
She said the assailants used a machete to chop off the hand of the girl.
Ms Katanga said the girl had her left hand chopped off slightly above the elbow after they forced their way through the window into the bedroom where the victim was sleeping with her sister after which they forcibly dragged the girl into a nearby bush.
She said the victim was rushed to riverside police station were the matter was reported and police officers rushed her to Kitwe teaching hospital where she is admitted awaiting to undergo a surgery.
Ms Katanga said an inquiry file has since been opened and a manhunt for the assailants launched.