TWO Epworth men were on Tuesday arrested for attempting to forcefully have sex with a corpse, police confirmed.
The duo is being charged with violating a dead body as defined in Section 111 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act, Chapter 9.
The matter was reported under reference RRB 4633444.
The chief suspect was only identified by his moniker Bigman.
It is alleged that on January 2, Bigman stormed the funeral wake of Melisa Mazhindu (20) in the company of an unidentified friend.
He told the deceased’s mother identified as Phillipa, that he wanted to fulfil his sexual desires on the late Melisa and the mother objected to his strange demand.
“One of the accused persons popularly known as Bigman with no further particulars stated that ‘machembere maswerasei,musikana uyu ndaimuda zvikuru,zvino azoshaya ndisati ndamus**a, asi kunyange zvake afa hapana chinonditadzisa kuzadzikisa chido changu asati avigwa (I loved this girl and she died before I could have sex with her but I can still fulfil my desire before she is buried),” read part of the police memo.
Bigman is further alleged to have proceeded towards the corpse.
“Phillipa Mazhindu cautioned Bigman against that but he stood up and went to uncover the corpse which was lying in the room covered with a white cloth, slept on its top and made up and down movements of copulation on the corpse but with his clothes put on whilst the other accused was blocking Phillipa Mazhindu and the other two women from interfering with the activity,” the police memo further read.
“Phillipa Mazhindu had to scream whilst calling people who were outside who then came and removed the accused from the corpse and pushed the two outside.”
Police attended the scene and investigations are underway.