A young man has been arrested for beheading a woman before eating her brain with rice because he was hungry.
21-year-old Lloyd Bagtong, was arrested on Thursday, December 5, on the island of Mindanao after the unidentified 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 reportedly found naked from the waist up.
The Philippine Daily Inquirer reports that Bagtong told police that he was drunk and hungry when the woman tried to speak to him in the early morning in English, which he didn't understand.
“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.
Authorities believe the suspect killed and decapitated her at the scene using a large machete before he then used a piece of cloth to carry the head back to his home.
During Police search at his home, they recovered the woman's skull from his property, along with a piece of bloody cloth they believe was used to carry it there.
Bagtong, who is now in police custody and has been sent for psychiatric evaluation.