News, Northern Bahr el-ghazal

Man dies in a forest

By Hou Akot Hou

Adhuom and Pariau communities were shocked after boys herding cattle discovered a corpse of a man in Madhol Payam, Aweil East County or Northern Bahr el Ghazal State.

A police investigator, Angelo Anguei Wieu confirmed that the community of Adhuom and Pariau tipped them about the incident.

The dead man is believed to be between 45 and 50 years old and was found lying naked and dead.

The police rushed to the scene, where they found the body with a plastic bag, walking stick, tobacco container, and a mosquito net hanging on the trunk of a tree.

“The boys found the body with a plastic bag, a walking stick, a tobacco container, and a mosquito net hanging on the trunk of a tree,” the police said.

According to the police, on discovering the body, the boys informed their father, who in turn informed the community members about the incident.

“Other community members came but could not identify the deceased individual,” Anguei said.

Aweil East County authority was eventually informed about the matter, but their response was delayed by heavy downpour.

According to the police, it was not the first time such development occurred in the Payam.

Last year, a decomposing corpse of a woman was found buried in the bush at Pariau and nobody claimed responsibility.

The police appeal to the community to come and check the bag, walking stick, and tobacco container of the deceased to help identify the corpse.

“I want to tell the public to come to us so that they can check his remaining materials to help them identify the deceased,” the police investigator said.

The police suspect the man might have taken his own life due to unknown reasons.

However, speculators’ stand is that gangsters or robbers might have killed the man over money he was carrying and hanged his body, so as to blur identification of the deceased and evade investigations.

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