Corpse stolen from Limpopo grave
A recent discovery at a cemetery in Limpopo, South Africa, has left the local community in shock. A family member visiting the gravesite of a loved one in preparation for an upcoming unveiling of the tombstone made the shocking discovery that the grave had been dug open and the corpse stolen.
According to Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo, a police spokesperson in the area, the alarm was raised on Sunday by the family member who had made the discovery. Upon arriving at the scene, the police found an open coffin with no corpse inside.
A preliminary investigation was immediately conducted, and it was established that the suspect(s) had entered the cemetery by cutting through the side fence and then dug a hole next to the grave to gain access to the coffin and steal the body.
The victim, Modike Phillemon Masedi, had died on January 15, 2022, and was buried seven days later. However, the motive behind the theft remains unknown at this stage.
In response to this disturbing event, Limpopo police commissioner, Lt-Gen Thembi Hadebe, has expressed her shock and has ordered that the perpetrator(s) be brought to justice. She also issued a call for community members to respect the ongoing investigations being conducted by the police and to avoid pointing fingers, as this often leads to vigilantism.
Cases of violation of a grave and theft have been opened, and the police are urging anyone with information that could assist in the investigation to contact Detective Commander W/O Nthai Modjadji on 060 996 0062 or 015 386 9940 or to call Crime Stop on 08600 10111. Alternatively, they can visit their nearest police station or use the MySAPS App.
The theft of a body from a grave is not only a violation of the deceased’s final resting place but also an attack on the family’s dignity and respect for their loved one. Such incidents cause immense distress and trauma to the affected families and the wider community.
The horrifying corpse heist evoked mixed sentiments on social media.
“Upcoming tombstone unveiling 🤔 Missing corpse🤔 I’m sorry, but this has “FAMILY” written all over it!!!!”
“I wonder how many tombs are empty. Just that this one, they forgot to close the grave…”
“Ask the family who might have wanted him to be buried somewhere.”
“So one is no longer safe even in your grave. Aai, this is a sick world 🤚😳”
“They are stealing kids, Corpses, sanitary pads, and shadows for rituals. What’s next ?😩”
The Limpopo police are working tirelessly to bring the perpetrator(s) to justice and are calling on the public to assist in their investigations. The protection of graves and the respect for the dead must always be upheld, and the theft of a body is a serious crime that should not be taken lightly.
In other news: Dead man found alive, chilling in a hotel!
A 36-year-old man from India recently shocked the world when he was found alive eight months after being declared dead and cremated. Deepak Balakrishnan Kandi had gone missing and the police filed a missing person’s report.
However, when a body was recovered from a beach in the state of Kerala, it was mistakenly identified as belonging to Kandi. The body was cremated, giving the family closure. However, days later the police realized that they had made a mistake and the body actually belonged to another missing person.
A DNA test confirmed that the body was not Kandi’s and a manhunt was launched. After months of searching, the police finally found Kandi on 31st January, while surveilling hotels in Margao Town. A random search of accommodations led to the discovery of Kandi, and he was arrested.
During his time as a missing person, Kandi had travelled to various places, and upon his arrest, he was informed of his cremation. The man simply grinned and said he was not aware of his funeral before being taken away by the police.
This bizarre story raises many questions about the identification process and highlights the importance of proper investigation and thorough checks before making any final conclusions. The mistake made in this case was a grave one and it is fortunate that the right person was eventually found. The police have launched an investigation into the matter to determine how the mistake was made and to prevent similar incidents from happening in the future.
The discovery of Kandi has also brought up the topic of identity theft and the dangers that come with it. It is important to be vigilant about personal information and to take steps to protect oneself from identity theft. In this case, the mistaken identity could have led to serious consequences if the wrong person had been convicted of a crime.
The story of Deepak Balakrishnan Kandi is a reminder of the importance of proper investigation and the need for thorough checks before making any final conclusions. The discovery of Kandi highlights the dangers of identity theft and the importance of being vigilant about personal information. The incident has also raised questions about the identification process and the need for improvements in this area to prevent similar incidents from happening in the future.