A woman was found burned to death Thursday morning at the campus of Blantyre Secondary School (BSS) in Malawi’s commercial capital Blantyre and police believe she was murdered.
Police say the woman was murdered at a nearby forest and her body was dumped at the school campus.
Eye witnesses who spoke to Nyasa Times said the woman’s hands were still tied together and used condoms were scattered all over her horrifically burned body.
Gondwa said the burning victim was found in “one of the Blantyre Secondary school’s classrooms.”
The police spokesman said her body was found “literally naked.”
He said the woman believed to be between the age of 25-30 years had blisters and her breasts have been burnt.
Police also suspect that the woman was sexually assaulted before she was set alight by her assailants.
Meanwhile, her body has been taken to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital mortuary for post-mortem.
Resident of Ndirande township in the city – the location of BSS- said it’s a chilling crime they hope is solved soon.
“That’s really scary,” said one.
The developments point to security breakdown coming at a time when a spate of armed robberies have been dominating news headlines.
However, Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security, Uladi Mussa, has blamed the recent deterioration of security in the country on former ruling DPP for sponsoring its youth militia “cadets” to carry out criminal activities to discredit President Joyce Banda’s administration.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :