Body of girl, 5, found with private parts, tongue missing

2017-05-20 23:00
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Hwange – The body of a 5-year-old girl who went missing in April in Kasibo village under chief Hwange, Zimbabwe, was reportedly found with her private parts and tongue missing. 

According to the Chronicle newspaper, the body of Shylet Mudenga was found last week in a stream about 20km from her home.

The body had not yet decomposed, an indication she could have been killed just a few days before her body was discovered by a passerby, who was crossing the stream.

Villagers said they suspected that the young girl was kidnapped and sexually abused for a number of days before being killed and dumped at the stream.

The incident had left villagers shocked and shaken.

This was not the first time that a child's body was found without private parts. 

A 4-year-old girl was found dead without her lips, liver and other body parts in what was suspected to be ritual murder killing in 2015.

Princess Mpofu’s disappearance sparked panic among villagers in the Kombo area of Insiza district, who immediately mobilised each other and searched for the child.

They later found her mutilated in a pond.

The incident reportedly struck fear among the villagers who claimed that the young girl was killed for ritual purposes. 

 

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