The body was found without private parts, with a ripped off stomach and one right ear was cut off.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo said the man is aged between 30 and 35 years.
She said police officers on patrol in the area received from one of the newspaper distributors at about 02 30 hours that he had seen someone being dragged by some people.
“When officers followed up the report, they discovered blood on one of the roads and when they followed the traces of the blood, they discovered a body of the deceased lying in one of the yards. Police picked up the body and deposited it in UTH awaiting postmortem and identification,” Mrs Katongo said.
She said, “We are calling upon people who could be missing a relative to visit UTH and help identify the body. We further call upon members of the public to avoid moving unaccompanied in the dark as well as lone areas so as to avoid falling prey.”
Mrs Katongo said investigations have been instituted in the matter.