Reports of mob justice are refusing to die in the country with a recent incident about unknown man beaten to death in Balaka district after he was found in a house with an intention to steal.
The incident happened at Nailuwa village in the area of Senior Chief Nsamala in the district.
Detective Sub Inspector Felix Kamkwamba, says the deceased who is about 40 years old, broke into the house of Mr Frank Khuluso who is at teacher at Harare L.E.A. School.
“He was initially caught but unfortunately he escaped after overpowering the owner of the house. He was later caught by the angry mob after Mr Khuluso cried for help.”
Kamkwamba said the suspect was beaten to death by an angry mob who later abandoned him across the railway line and the train cruised over him cutting his body into two portions.
Postmortem conducted at Balaka District Hospital has revealed that death was caused due to severe bleeding from the multiple fractures.
Investigations leading to the arrest of the perpetrators of the mob justice are under way.
Meanwhile, Police in the district is appealing to the general public not to resort to mob justice when they have arrested the suspect as mob justice defeats the principles of justice.