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A man aged 48 has been found dead in Kaombe Forest in Ntchisi and there are suspicions he was assaulted by forestry officers.

Spokesperson for Ntchisi police, Yohane Tasowana, says police believe the man was assaulted on 29th September.

Tasowana says it appears that on the day the deceased, Samson Mwanza, went into the forest to fetch firewood with his son and were caught by forest guards who assaulted and left him dead.

The son managed to escape from the scene

Police say the remains of Mwanza were found with two deep cuts on his forehead while hanging to a tree and in a decomposed state.

No arrests have been made.

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