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Philippine man arrested for beheading woman and eating her brain: Reports

CAGAYAN DE ORO, Misamis Oriental: A man was reportedly arrested on Thursday (Dec 5) in the Misamis Oriental province of Northern Mindanao in the Philippines for beheading a woman and eating her brain.

Lloyd Bagtong, 21, is the primary suspect in the killing of an unidentified woman, Talisayan police chief Maribeth Ramoga was quoted as saying by local reports.

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The woman's corpse was found about 4km from the suspect's house in Barangay Punta with its head cut off and both hands tied. The body was found with no upper garments.

The Daily Tribune reported that Bagtong saw the woman near a cemetery and hit her head with a metal object before cutting it with a “sanggot" – a sickle-like tool for cutting grass.

The tool was found tucked at his waist, Ramoga told the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Bagtong also said that he ate the victims brain as he was hungry, using it as topping for the rice he had cooked. He then threw the victims skull in a hole not far from his house.

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Ramoga said that Bagtong might be suffering from a mental condition, based on testimonies from those who knew him.

“The suspect said he killed the victim because she was speakingRead More – Source