By REBECCA MUSHOTA –
A MAN survived a suspected ritual attack when three men attacked him and attempted to cut off his private parts.
The bizarre incident happened as the man was returning from his field in Mwansabombwe and sustained serious wounds on his private parts.
Joseph Chansa, 24, of Chilindi Village in Chief Kazembe’s area in Mwansabombwe District was attacked by three people he did not know,who wanted to cut off his private parts.
He was on his way from the field in Ndobola farming area on Saturday around 08:00 hours.
Luapula Province Police Commissioner Malcolm Mulenga said yesterday that Mr Chansa managed to fight his way out of the attack and he sustained cuts on his head and private.
“Mr Chansa was attacked by people who did not demand money or anything from him. It is not clear if the attack was related to ritual practices but considering that they did not demand money and wanted to attack his private parts, the incident could be ritual-related,” Mr Mulenga said.
He said the attackers were armed with a panga and a knife which they used to inflict the injuries.
Mr Chansa was admitted to Mbereshi Mission Hospital and he was treated before being discharged.
Mr Mulenga said due to the cuts on his head, Mr Chansa was still in shock and police will only complete their investigations later.
No arrests have been made.
Meanwhile, a 41-year-old man of Kasongo Village in Chief Kalasa’s area in Mansa committed suicide on Friday.
Mr Mulenga said Frederick Chabala was found dead in his house by his brother-in-law, Bright Simwanza.
He was found with form around his mouth which police suspected was as a result of taking poison.
Mr Mulenga said Mr Chabala, prior to his death, had mentioned to many relatives that he would take his own life because of the many problems he was facing.
The body has been taken to Mansa Hospital mortuary awaiting post-mortem.