Fear has gripped Malawians in Karonga district after unknown thugs last week brutally killed a man and chopped off his head before dumping his body at North Rukuru River.
According to Karonga police Officer In charge Edward Chingaipe, the body of the deceased was found on the river bank with no head and private parts.
Chingaipe said they believe the deceased was killed and later dumped at the riverbank.
He added that investigations are underway to find the head of the deceased for him to be identified.
The incident comes days after two foreigners were also killed by unknown people in the district.
Police have recently said that rapid increase of these murder cases is a result of misunderstandings.