Relatives of 36-year-old Rodrick Moses, whose body Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) mortuary attendants refused to release on Monday due to lack of a police report on the accident the deceased was involved in, were yesterday provided the body for burial.
The body has since been taken to his home, Chiuta Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Nthiramanja in Mulanje for burial.
According to one of the relations to the deceased, the body was released after a police report, which the relations and the deceased’s former employers did not have on Monday, was submitted and some police officers came to supervise tests on the dead body.
Limbe Police Station deputy spokesperson Pedzisai Zembeneko, speaking in a telephone interview, said the reason the police report was not provided when the people went to police on Monday afternoon is because procedures were flouted.
He said it was difficult for the police to furnish the family with a police report when the accident in particular was not reported and the police did not visit the scene of the accident.
Moses, a resident of Bangwe and a former casual worker at Bakhresa Grain Milling Limited, died on Sunday at QECH after being involved in an accident at his workplace on Thursday.