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Police to probe death of man accused of stealing mosque amplifiers

Jakarta Post - August 3, 2017

Jakarta The Bekasi Police said on Thursday it would investigate the mob attack and burning to death of a 30-year-old man accused of stealing mosque amplifiers.

Bekasi Police criminal unit chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Rizal Marito said that residents of Suka Tenang should not have attacked the man, identified only as MA, who died after he was burned alive on Wednesday.

"For the people involved in the attack, we will process the case. It is certain that those who burned him will be taken into custody," he said.

Residents of Suka Tenang allegedly burned MA alive after he was reportedly caught stealing three amplifier units in a mosque in the village.

"Results from the investigation indicate that the burned victim was indeed a thief who stole the mosque's amplifiers," Rizal said as quoted by wartakota.tribunnews.com.

According to the investigation report, a mosque attendant said he noticed that the mosque's amplifiers were gone after he finished praying. (agn)

Source: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/08/03/police-address-burning-to-death-of-man-accused-of-mosque-theft.html.

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