By ALICE NACHILEMBE
A 32- year- old man has been killed by a mob which descended on him on suspicion to have stolen items from students at Lusaka’s Eden University.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo has identified the man as Chisanga Mwila who jumped into the wall fence of a boarding house in Twikatane occupied by eight students from Eden University.
Ms Katongo said it is reported that he stole an Acer laptop, Techno phone and an infinix phone all valued at K3,250 property of the students.
She said the incident occurred on October 20, 2020 around 04:50 hours along Twikatane road.
Ms Katongo said the alert students caught up with the deceased as he attempted to flee over the wall fence while calling for help, this attracted other members of the community who descended on the suspect.
She said the relatives of the deceased person who stay nearby rushed the suspect to matero level one hospital where he was confirmed dead.
“Police visited the scene where blood stained sticks, planks and stones were found and collected. The body has since been taken to UTH mortuary for postmortem while the alleged stolen items were recovered .An Inquiry file has been opened. He sustained multiple deep cuts on the body.
“We appeal to the members of the public to always surrender suspects to police as opposed to murdering them. All those that would be found wanting for Murder will be dealt with accordingly,” she said.