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Two suspects arrested in Bekasi lynching case

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Jakarta | Mon, August 7, 2017 | 05:27 pm
Two suspects arrested in Bekasi lynching case Police officers investigate and stand guard at a crime scene in South Jakarta. (JP/Ricky Yudhistira)

The Jakarta Police have arrested two individuals allegedly involved in a sadistic lynching in the district of Babelan in Bekasi, West Java, where a man was burned to death for purportedly stealing three amplifier units.

“We have arrested two perpetrators, and they are currently being intensively interrogated. We will look for other perpetrators,” Jakarta Police spokesperson Sr. Comr. Argo Yuwono told reporters during a visit to the Depok Police headquarters in West Java on Monday.

A 30-year old man, identified only as MA, was beaten by a mob, who then poured gasoline over him and set him on fire on Tuesday last week. They accused him of stealing three amplifier units from a mosque. He reportedly prayed at the mosque prior to the attack.

MA died at the scene. The body, bearing 80 percent burns, was taken to the Kramat Jati Police Hospital in East Jakarta. (fac)

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