Malawi Police have confirmed that unknown criminals tampered with the grave of an elderly woman with albinism who was buried over 13 years ago in Rumphi District with an aim to exhume the body.
Rumphi Police Station spokesman Victor Khamisi said the woman, Norwin Nkhonjera, died on January 10 2004 at Mbulunji in the district.
He said the suspects only tampered with the grave, but failed to exhume the body.
“We went to the grave and established that the body was not exhumed,” said Kamisi.
“They only started digging, but did not go deep.” He added.
Khamisi said Police are investigating the matter.
Relatives of late Nkhonjera discovered that the tombstone had been tampered with on Saturday when they had gone to the graveyard for a memorial service.
They reported the matter to police.