A 'vampire' killer who brutally slit an elderly woman’s throat so he could suck blood from her wound has been arrested in Zimbabwe, after being found with a blood-filled pot.
Christopher Sibanda, 34, struck his victim, Subusisiwe Sigauke several times with a log before allegedly cutting her throat with a sharp implement.
He was caught red-handed in Sikhewu village when a passerby saw him sucking Sigauke’s blood from her neck, reports the Chronicle.
Assistant inspector for Matabeleland North, Eglon Nkala, said: ‘I can confirm a suspect who allegedly committed a murder at around 2pm on Wednesday along the main road from Kana Mission Hospital to Sikhewu village.
‘Villagers who had embarked on a manhunt apprehended him and surrendered him to police and he is in custody.’
Edward Marijeni, a local councillor, said that although the arrested was known to ‘sometimes seems to lose his mind’ he had not received any treatment for mental health issues.
Marijeni said that he allegedly attacked the elderly woman while she was walking home from hospital, where she had collected medication.
He added: ‘He struck her several times with a log before allegedly cutting her throat.
'Villagers who discovered him at the crime scene allege that he was sucking the victim’s blood after finding him sticking his mouth on the wound.’
Villagers told the Chronicle that a passerby saw Sigauke sucking blood from the woman’s neck, and that he had also drained some of the fluid into a pot.
When people tried to stop him, he ran from the scene.
This article has been adapted from its original source.
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