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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Mob set man ablaze for stealing amplifier from mosque


Police said an angry crowd on Thursday in Indonesia set a man on fire after they accused him of stealing an audio amplifier from a mosque.

The head of the local police ’ s criminal investigations, Rizal Marito, said that locals chased the 30 - year - old man after he was seen emerging from a mosque in Bekasi district, near the Indonesian capital, with the amplifier .

“The mosque’ s caretaker shouted ‘ Thief !’ and people chased him, ” he said.

The man was caught about two kilometres from the mosque and beaten , with some in the crowd pouring petrol on the man and setting him alight .

He died on the spot from injuries and severe burns.
Marito denied local media reports that the man was a technician who was taking out the amplifier for repair.

According to the police , the victim ’s family will not press charges .

Vigilante justice is common in Indonesia , where public distrust of the police and the justice system is high.

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