Man who had toddler’s dead body on train in Malawi arrested

A man has been arrested after he was found with a dead child’s body aboard a train on the Limbe-Nayuchi route in Balaka, police have said.

Sauka: Confirmed

Eastern Region police spokesman Joseph Sauka confirmed the arrest of the man he identified as James Majawa, 28,  of Chimphamba Village, Traditional Authority Nsamala in Balaka.

He said other passengers on the train detected a foul smell and police  officers boarded the train, detained the man for a search and found a decapitated toddler’s body with intestines removed and chopped private parts.

“The dead child’s body was wrapped in a black polythene bag,” said Sauka.

He said when police questioned Majawa,  he told police officers that he had taken the body from Phalula in Balaka.

“We are currently investigating the matter to find out more details,” said Sauka.

He said the suspect is likely to face charges of “possession of human tissue, which is a felony.”

Sauka said contrary to speculations, the child was not born with albinism.

Belief in witchcraft is widespread in Malawi.

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3 years ago

The laws of the country allow one to be under custody (bail) over a specified period of time! keeepin Chanthunya longer than the specified time will cause other cases to ensue. We should blame our Laws anyway

Stanley Mdala
Stanley Mdala
3 years ago

This disgusting African beliefs hoarding a dead body in a passenger train.

Geoffrey Thosh
Geoffrey Thosh
3 years ago

Thats Malawi full of ignorant because of poverty, we awalys opt for simpler way to gain money

MAIZE chaponda
3 years ago

why giving bail to CHANTHUNYA the murderer ?? this guy deserves to rot in jail –you think the parents of the deceased are happy ???

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