Angry mob kills man for 'stealing' tobacco

2016-02-24 13:12

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Lilongwe - A man in Kasungu district in Malawi was murdered by an angry after he was caught allegedly stealing tobacco from another villager.

According to Nyasa Times, during the night of February 21, Chimwemwe Jimmu, 28, was caught stealing tobacco from Noah Phiri.

Police said Phiri called for help, and villagers nearby came to his rescue and assaulted Jimmu until he was severely injured.

Barely conscious, Jimmu was taken to the police, but died while receiving treatment at Chigodi Health Centre due to internal bleeding.

Mob justice has become prevalent in Malawi lately.

A man narrowly escaped being injured in Lilongwe last year when a mob attacked him after he was caught trying to steal a rear window from a parked car. 

Police have since urged people to desist from taking the law into their own hands.

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