An 18-year-old man is in deep pain at Kamuzu Central Hospital after a group of assailants severely assaulted him before chopping off his genitals on Tuesday.
Nkhunga Police Station Public Relations Officer Laban Makalani said the incident occurred on Tuesday evening at Illovo Sugar Estates in Nkhotakota District.
He added that the thugs wanted to sell the private parts which the police have so far recovered after arresting one of the assailants.
According to Makalani, the victim is a bicycle taxi operator at Dwangwa Trading Centre and was found lying in deep agony in a bush.
“He sustained heavy cuts in the head and limbs including a broken jaw beside the genital mutilation,” said Makalani.
Members of the general public with the help of Nkhotakota Security Officers who operates within the sugar estate rushed the man to Matiki Health Centre (located within the estate) where he was referred to Nkhotakota district hospital before being further referred to Kamuzu Central Hospital where he is currently receiving treatment.
Meanwhile, the police have arrested one of the assailants, 41 year-old Rangerson Mashikudu.
According to Makalani, Mashikudu and his fellow assailants approached a certain fisherman within the area and offered to sell him fresh male private parts.
But the fisherman mobilized members of the community and they managed to apprehend Mashikudu. They also recovered the genitals.
However, medical personnel have failed to fix the man’s genitals.
Mashikudu will appear in court soon to answer the charge of attempted murder under section 223 of the penal code. He hails from Nkhono village in the area of Traditional Authority Tengani in Nsanje district