Suspect Thief Torched For Stealing Fresh Maize in Ntcheu
In Ntcheu, a 27-year-old man, Chifuniro Bulawo is battling for his dear life at Ntcheu District Hospital after a mob torched him with petrol for allegedly being found stealing fresh maize.
Police say the incident took place Sunday at Kaudza village in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Njolomole in the district.
Ntcheu police deputy spokesperson, Rebecca Kwisongole, says on getting a tip about what was happening, officers rushed to the scene where they rescue the suspect.
"The suspect was caught by an angry mob while allegedly stealing fresh maize hence was later torched," said Kwisongole.
Police have since advised the public to desist from mob justice as it is punishable by law.
Chifuniro Bulawo, hails from Davide village, T/A Njolomole in Ntcheu.