An innocent albino has been brutally murdered after he was hit with sharp object.

Rights group Amnesty international has condemned the brutal killing of a 17-year-old boy with albinism, who was choked and hit with a sharp object in southern Malawi.

It was gathered that the teenager, Sunganani Pensulo, was attacked by a renowned businessman Willard Mikayele, becoming the 19th recorded albino to be killed across Malawi since November 2014.

Reports, however indicated that the actual number of albinos killed could be much higher, as many cases went unreported due to the secretive nature of ritual practices in rural areas.

Police said the boy was lured with biscuits and juice into the suspect’s house before being brutally killed with a rope, Nyasa Times reports.

 Mikayele allegedly roped Pensulo’s neck to choke him before hitting him with a sharp object.

“People around the area heard the cries and went to the chief who ordered that the door be broken and the body was found but Mikayele had run away,” police were quoted as saying.

Mikayele was still on the run.