Friday, 20 February 2009

Two held for albino murder

From News24, Cape Town, South Africa

Dar Es Salaam - Tanzanian police arrested two people suspected of killing a teenage albino girl this week in the country's northern Mwanza region, an official said on Friday.

Among the suspects was the father of the 14-year-old girl killed on Wednesday night when five attackers stormed her room, murdered her and chopped off her legs, said a police commissioner in the region Almasi Palangyo.

Mwanza, on the shores of Lake Victoria, is notorious for albino killings.

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