Lloyd Bagtong allegedly killed the woman on Thursday (Picture: Talisayan Police) A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after allegedly killing a woman with a scythe then eating her brain. Lloyd Bagtong, 21, is said to have become ‘irritated’ with his victim because she spoke to him in English, which he did not understand.
Bagtong, who is unemployed, allegedly told police he was drunk and hungry when the victim approached him in Mindanao, an island in the southern Philippines.
The head of the victim was cut off and both hands were tied. The body was found lying on the ground about 4km from the suspect’s house in Barangay Punta. The body, which was found to be wearing denim jeans, had no upper garment.
Bagtong also told investigators that he ate the victim’s brain as he was hungry. He said he put the victim’s brain as topping for the rice he cooked. He then threw the victim’s skull in a hole not far from his house.