In Mangochi an unknown male person has been killed by an angry mob after he was caught red-handed stealing.
The incident occurred on the morning of November 4, 2020 at M’balula Trading Centre.
Preliminary investigations have revealed that, on the stated date the suspected thief broke into a house of Abiti Yelofani 48, luckily he was seen before stealing anything and the owner of the house shouted for help.
The suspect was apprehended by the angry mob who assaulted him heavily using wooden sticks before dumping him in the Bakili Muluzi Highway.
The Police 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.
Postmortem conducted at the same hospital revealed that death was due to loss of body secondary to difficulties in breathing.
The deceased is believed to be between 25-30 years of age, he is short, medium and light in complexion.
Meanwhile Police is appealing to the public to contact the nearest police or visit Mangochi District Hospital mortuary for identification of the deceased.
Additionally, Police warn the public to avoid taking the law into their own hands as mob justice is not only illegal but also jeopardizes crime investigation.