13 Year Old Boy Dies During A Circumcision Ceremony In Malawi.

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A 13 year old boy of Chinkhumba village in the area of Traditional Authority Wimbe died suddenly on Monday, July 25, barely five days after being circumcised at a local initiation ceremony.

Kasungu police relations officer Sub Inspector Edna Mzingwitsa identified the 13 year old deceased boy as Julius Sainet.

According to the Police from the district, they demonstrated that the deceased with four other young siblings were taken for a coming of age cultural circumcision ceremony on July 17, 2016 and soon after being circumcised, the deceased was reportedly feeling cold.

When his parents received this message, they sent extra beddings on Sunday July 24, 2016 but suddenly on 25 July 2016 Julius was reported dead .

The caretaker from the initiation place took the dead body to his home where villagers collected it. Reports emerging from Chinkhumba village indicates that the circumciser is reported to have run away.

The Kasungu Police alongside the medical personnel visited the scene of the incident and conducted postmortem which revealed that death was due to severe loss of blood and septic wound.

 

 

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