Bald men could be targets of ritual attacks, police have warned, after the recent killing of five men for their body parts.
The BBC reports that suspects have been arrested in the central district of Milange, in Mozambique, where some killings had occurred.
“The belief is that the head of a bald man contains gold,” said a police commander in Mozambique’s central Zambezia province, Afonso Dias.
The BBC reporter in the capital, Maputo, says police think the notion of a bald head containing gold is a ruse by witch doctors to get clients to take a person’s head to them.
“Their motive comes from superstition and culture, as the local community thinks bald individuals are rich,” Commander Dias is reported as having told a press conference in Maputo.