Police in Chikwawa have launched a manhunt for unknown thugs who brutally murdered a five year-old boy and removed his private parts, Face Of Malawi has learnt.
The deceased has been identified as Promise Njanji of Bankamu Village under Traditional Authority Chapananga who was also a Standard One learner at Dzinthenga Full primary School.
According to the deceased uncle, Safunika Biliat, the boy went out to a video show on 22 July 2020 around 1900 hours and never returned home, prompting his mother to search for him but to no avail.
However, on 23 July 2020 around 0800 hours, the boyâ€™s body was found dumped in a garden within the village with private parts missing.
The scene was visited by police who were accompanied by medical practioner from Kakoma Health Centre.
Postmortem revealed that death was due to bleeding secondary to deep cuts.
Meanwhile, investigations are underway to apprehend the culprits to answer a murder charge.
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