Published: February 24, 2018
A BODY of an unidentified man in Matero’s paradise area in Lusaka was picked up by Police this morning with missing body parts.
And Police have arrested one male suspect in connection with the said brutal murder.
Meanwhile irate members of the public burnt down the house of the suspect after word went round about the suspected ritual murder.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo in a statement this morning said the body was discovered by members of the public around 04:30 without private parts, both ears missing and had a ripped stomach.
She said the suspect aged 29 years of the same area was found washing some blood off his hands.
Katongo said upon searching his home, police found two pairs of trousers and a pair of shoes all stained with blood.
She said after searching further, police also found other items which are yet to be subjected to a forensic investigation to ascertain if they are human parts or tissue.
“After word went round, irate members of the public burnt down the house of the suspect and Police officers have been deployed in the area to restore order, Katongo said.
She said the body of the deceased is in UTH mortuary awaiting postmoterm while the suspect is detained in Police custody.
And Katongo has appealed to members of the public to remain calm and continue being vigilant as Police Command has deployed more officers to police the area.