Man bashed by angry mob after being caught dumping a dead woman’s body at dumpsite
A 38-year-old suspect has been arrested after being caught at a Barberton dumping site in Mpumalanga on Sunday allegedly pushing a trolley which had a 19-year-old woman’s body wrapped inside a bag.
According to police, the suspicious-looking man caught the attention of three women when they saw him pushing a trolley that seemed heavy for him
“The women stopped a taxi operator at traffic lights and requested him to assist in investigating. When the suspect saw them, the bag fell from the trolley. The bag was opened by one of the concerned citizens and a woman’s body was allegedly found inside,” said Mpumalanga police spokesperson Brig Selvy Mohlala
He said police in Barberton were called, and when they arrived they found community members had assaulted the suspect.
“Officers managed to calm the situation and the suspect was rescued from the angry mob. He was arrested and taken to hospital to receive treatment under police guard,” said Mohlala
He said the motive and cause of death are yet to be established and a post-mortem will be conducted.
Police investigations are continuing.
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