Woman found burnt to death at Blantyre Secondary School

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.

The woman burned to death

Southern Region Police spokesperson Nicholas Gondwa said the  identity of the deceased is not yet known and police have since appealed to all residents missing their relatives to report to their stations.

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.

The woman burned to death

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