Police in Chipata have picked up two people in connection with beating
to death of a suspected criminal who staged criminal activities on
Eastern Province Police Commissioner Alex Chilufya said that
the two were picked up following the mob justice that descended on a
suspected criminal in Mchini Township.
Mr Chilufya said the suspected criminal who was found stealing was
Killed by the mob justice.
“We have picked two people in connection with the beating to death of
a man who had staged robbery activities in Mchini Township.Earlier police
had thought that the victim was involved in a road accident but
later on after the parents came (to identify the body) we establish
that the victim had actually died after staging a robbery in Mchini
Compound where mob justice meted out his fate,” he said.
He said the two who have been arrested were likely to be charged with
the offence of murder.
Mr Chilufya warned members of the public not to involve themselves in
He said people should always apprehend the suspect for possible charge
by the police.
“The people should always exercise their rights of citizen arrest and
bring that person to police unlike beating which is not the best
solution,” he said.