A 39-year old albino man has been stabbed to death by unknown people in eastern Zambia’s Nyimba district, the police said on Monday.

The named albino is believed to have been stabbed at night on Oct. 31 in a remote village of the district, according to police spokesperson Esther Mwaata-Katongo.

She said the deceased was attacked while he was sleeping in his grass-thatched house, with the attackers completely cutting off his throat.

The attackers later dragged the body from the house but latter dumped it after alert villages gave chase, she added.

The police spokesperson said investigations have been launched and one person picked in connection with the murder.

The killing of people with albinism is common in some African countries following a belief that their body parts contain magical powers. Enditem

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