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A man has reportedly been arrested in the Philippines for beheading a woman and eating her brain with rice — because he was hungry.
The Daily Tribune has reported that the woman’s corpse was found in the Misamis Oriental province of Northern Mindanao with her head cut off and both hands tied.
Her body was found naked from the waist up.
According to the Daily Tribune, the man saw the woman near a cemetery and hit her on the head with a metal object, before cutting it off with a ‘sanggot’ — a sickle-like tool for cutting grass.
The Philippine Daily Inquirer reports that the man ate the woman’s brain because he was hungry, using it as a topping for the rice he cooked.
He then threw the victim’s skull in a hole not far from his house.
“The suspect said he killed the victim because she was speaking in English. This probably irritated him,” the Inquirer quoted Talisayan police chief Maribeth Ramoga as saying.
Before the incident, witnesses reportedly saw the pair together.
Police found a bloodstained piece of cloth they believe was used to carry the victim’s head from the crime scene to the man’s home.
Authorities are yet to formally identify the woman.