Platoon Of Frontier Police Suspended
DN (File photo) / The murder of three bald men is related to superstitious practises
The Mozambican police announced on Friday that they had arrested two men in the centre of the country in connection with the murder of three bald men, allegedly motivated by superstition.
The suspects are being held in Morrumbala, Zambezia province. Zambezia police chief Afonso Dias, quoted by Radio Moçambique, said they believed the two men were are linked to the three separate deaths.
The motivation would be to profit from superstitious beliefs in some communities that bald persons’ body parts have the power to cure illness or attract wealth.
The arrests come after police investigations into two abductions and the murder of people with hereditary baldness in May.
“We are tracking people from Tanzania and Malawi who are considered the main organ buyers,” Zambezia’s provincial police command spokesman Miguel Caetano.
Attacks on bald people, a new phenomenon, come a few months after an apparent slowdown in violence against albinos, also related to rituals.Source: Lusa
Former finance minister arrested