Angry people took the law into their hands and burnt a suspected armed robber to death during the night of Tuesday in the capital city’s squatter township of Chilinde.
Lilongwe police publicist, Ramsey Mushani confirmed the incident and said the suspect met his fate when together with his friend, who is at large, went to a Burundian shop to stea at night where he shot the child with a gun. The child screamed for help.l.
“The two suspects whose identities are not yet known went to a shop which belongs to Namabukilo Sebriky a Burundian, who is located in Area 21 Chilinde New Lines.
“The suspects who were armed with an AK 47gun shot Neo Mtambadzi, 15, to death who was attending to the shop and went away with money amounting to K 90,000,” said Mushani.
Mushani further SAID when Namabukilo, a brother to Neo heard the gun shot, shouted for help which prompted people living nearby to come and help catch the suspects.
“By the time the police arrived at the scene, the angry mob had already burnt one suspect,” said Mushani.
Meanwhile, the police are still hunting for one suspect who managed to flee and has since asked the general public to always avoid taking the law in their hands.
“Prosecution lies in the hands of the courts. It is not allowed for ordinary citizens to punish suspected thief’s for doing so hinders investigations, thereby making our work hard,” he advised.
According to the police publicist, the AK 47 gun has been recovered by the police.–(Additional reporting by Mana, photos by Mabvuto Kambuwe, Nyasa Times)
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