Man Set on Fire for Stealing an Amplifier From a Mosque
Indonesian Police

A man who was allegedly caught in the act stealing an amplifier from inside a mosque has been brutally dealt with by a mob.

The Indonesian police have revealed that an angry crowd on Thursday in Indonesia set a man on fire after they accused him of stealing an audio amplifier from a mosque.

NAN reports that 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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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