Mom finds her abducted albino daughter's decomposed body

2016-04-15 12:42


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Lilongwe - A murder investigation has been launched after the body of an abducted albino baby was discovered by her mother in the Kasungu district of Malawi.

The girl, who went missing earlier this month, was found in a decomposed state by her mother, who said that body parts were missing from the corpse.

According to a Malawi24 report, the girl's mother was fetching firewood when she made the gruesome discovery.

A manhunt into the deceased's whereabouts had been going on since her abduction on April 1.

A previous News24 report indicated that the 23-month-old baby was kidnapped from her home while her father was away.

Police confirmed the death and suspected that the child had been killed by her abductors.

The development marked the latest in a string of attacks and murders involving albinos living in the southern African country.

Although a shoot-to-kill order was issued against albino killers, little progress had been made to curb the scourge of crimes targeted at those living with the condition.

Believed to contain magical powers, albino body parts and bones fetch high prices on the black market, thereby making albino nationals soft targets for criminals.

Read more on:    malawi  |  albinos  |  crime  |  southern africa

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24


5 scientific benefits of owning a cat

According to science, just the act of watching cats itself can bring about positive emotions – so it comes as no surprise then, that owning a cat has a number of benefits.



Why we love cats
8 great natural remedies for your pet
How to clean your dog’s eyes
This special pooch inspired his brother to learn to stand again
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.