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Grave Robbers Steal Albino Body In Zambia


Suspected “ritual killers” in Western Zambia have exhumed and stolen the body of an albino, reports the state owned Times of Zambia.

Police have so far caught one suspect and are hunting for two others, the paper adds.

The suspected grave robbers are believed to have exhumed the body of an albino person, who was buried in 2016.

The newspaper did not say whether the person was male or female, or how old they were when they died.

However, it said that relatives of the deceased noticed on Sunday that the grave had been tampered with and reported the matter to the police.

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Police instituted investigations and found that the casket together with the body, were missing.

Western Province Police Commissioner Charles Lungu said investigations revealed that the deceased was buried on 4 August, 2016.

Ritual killings in Zambia are less common than in some other African countries, but in common with those areas, some Zambians believe albino body parts can be used for rituals to create wealth.

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