MH Registers 2nd Mob Justice Case in a Week

Tepani Daudi Tepani Daudi - file photo

Angry people in Mangochi on Wednesday beat to death a man for suspecting him to be a thief, taking the number of mob justice cases in the district to two within a week after angry mob also killed a 35-year-old they caught stealing in a house on Thursday.

Speaking to Zodiak Online, Mangochi Police Deputy Spokesperson, Sub Inspector Amina Tepani Daudi, said the second incident happened at M'balula Trading Centre.

“Preliminary investigations have revealed that, on the stated date the suspected thief broke into a house of a certain woman, luckily he was seen before stealing anything and the owner of the house shouted for help,” explained Sub Inspector Tepani Daudi.

She said after the owner shouted for help people responded positively and the suspect was apprehended by the angry mob who assaulted him heavily using wooden sticks before dumping him along the Bakili Muluzi Highway.

“We rushed to the scene and took him to Mangochi district hospital where death was pronounced upon arrival after he sustained severe head injuries and multiple wounds on his body,” said Tepani Daudi.

She said postmortem conducted at the same hospital revealed that death was due to loss of blood and difficulties in breathing.

According to Tepani Daudi, the deceased who is yet to be identified is believed to be between 25-30 years of age, short, and light in complexion.

“Meanwhile, we are appealing to the public to contact the nearest police or visit Mangochi District Hospital mortuary for identificationof the deceased,” said Tepani Daudi who also warned the public to avoid taking the law into their own hands as mob justice is not only illegal but also jeopardizes crime investigation.

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