A middle-aged man was this morning found dead in Zingalume Compound with his private parts cut off, stomach ripped and one ear missing.

Police spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo confirmed this in a statement today.

Katongo stated that a trail of blood on the road which the deceased was dragged led police to his lifeless body.

“In the early hours of today, Police in Lusaka picked up a body of an unidentified man aged between 30 and 35 years in Zingalume Compound. This followed a report which officers on patrol in the area received from one of the newspaper distributors at about 02:30 hours that he had seen someone being dragged by some people. When officers followed up the report, they discovered blood on one of the roads and when they followed the traces of the blood, they discovered a body of the deceased lying in one of the yards.
The body was found without private parts, with a ripped off stomach and one right ear was cut off,” stated Katongo.

“Police picked up the body and deposited it in UTH awaiting postmortem and identification. We are calling upon people who could be missing a relative to visit UTH and help identify the body. Investigations have been instituted in the matter.”

Katongo advised people to avoid moving alone in the night to avoid such instances.