Mob Burns Suspect in Bangwe

The suspect died upon arrival at the hospital The suspect died upon arrival at the hospital - file photo

Angry mob in Bangwe – Blantyre have killed unknown person they suspected to be a thief.

Three of the people have already been arrested on suspicion that they took part in the murder.

Limbe Police Spokesperson, Inspector Patrick Mussa, says the three are Daniel Budala, 38 years of Ngwelero village in the area of Traditional Authority Kadewere in Chiradzulu, Martin Bishop Piringu, 20 years and Nancy Ngulinga, 38 years, both from Mwamadi village, Traditional Authority Machinjiri in Blantyre.

“The incident took place on the night of January 31, 2021 at Mvula in Bangwe township. According to preliminary findings, it is alleged that on the date in mention, this unidentified man wanted to hire a motorbike from Mvula Trading Centre in the area to Nguludi via Mpingwe short-cut road.

“The motorbike operator got suspicious of him, thinking he wanted to rob him of his motorbike. He then mobilized his friends who descended on him, badly assaulted him before setting him ablaze,” he said.

Bangwe police detectives visited the scene, took him to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to Inspector Mussa.

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