Five-Year-Old Albino Child Beheaded In Ritual Killing
Mali, a country in West Africa, is notorious for the harrowing criminal activities that take place within its borders.
With a population of 19.1 million people, Africa’s eighth-largest country sees a lot of killings every year.
What’s worse is that many of them seem senseless, and a lot of them are due to strange rituals. The murder of DjenbaDiarra, a five-year-old girl, is one such horrifying tale.
A kidnapper group entered Djenba’s house by climbing a wall and took her from her mother’s arms.
She tried to chase them for as long as she could, but remembered that her other daughter was inside the house, and turned back to protect her.
Both of her daughters had albinism, a congenital disorder due to which people do not have sufficient pigment in their skin and hair, causing them to look white.
What Did The Authorities Do?
Diarra’s mother reported her daughter’s kidnapping to the authorities immediately after she came back home.
They started their search for the kidnappers in an instant.
The police began their search from the village where Djenba lived.
They looked everywhere they could, but there was no result.
Authorities even approached former criminals and asked them if they knew anything about the kidnappers and their whereabouts.
Some officials even decided to expand the search and look in places beyond the village.
However, their efforts were unsuccessful.
One day, in a massive turn of events, a police officer discovered her body near a local mosque.
Unfortunately, the body only had the girl’s torso and limbs.
Her head was missing.
It was a significant reason why identifying her took a fair amount of time.
However, after confirming with family members, neighbors, and running some autopsy reports, it was a hundred percent certain that the headless body that police officials came across was DjenbaDiarra.
What Did People Speculate About Albino Child’s Murder?
Soon after finding her body, the police and villagers began to speculate who was behind this gruesome act and what they did to the poor girl.
Some people who did not know much about how the perpetrators kidnapped her thought that they could have done it for ransom.
However, that theory went into the bin as DjenbaDiarra’s family members reported that the killers never approached them for money or anything else.
A couple of police officers speculated that the kidnappers killed the girl because they were not able to approach the family for ransom without getting caught.
As a result, the perpetrators beheaded her to make her unidentifiable.
While this sounded like it could be possible, it seemed like the foul play was miles beyond most people’s imaginations.
A Ritual Beheading Seems Likely
While the speculations behind the abducted girl’s killing went wild, a higher-up from the police force suggested that the most likely reason for beheading the girl was due to a ritual.