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Suspected Motorcycle Thieves Burnt Alive in Kagadi District

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In a horrific turn of events, two suspected motorcycle thieves met a gruesome end in Kagadi district, Uganda, as they were burnt to death by an enraged mob. The incident, which occurred in Kambugu village, Kicucura sub-county, unfolded on Friday night, sending shockwaves through the local community.

According to reports from Uganda Radio Network (URN), the perpetrators, whose identities remain unknown, along with accomplices who are still at large, allegedly raided the village and made off with a Bajaj motorcycle bearing registration number UFN 290L, belonging to a resident of the area.

Eyewitnesses disclosed that the thieves swiftly mounted the stolen motorcycle and attempted to flee towards Hoima town. However, the swift response from vigilant locals thwarted their escape as they gave chase and eventually managed to apprehend the suspects.

What followed was a tragic turn of events as the mob, driven by anger and a desire for instant justice, unleashed a brutal assault on the suspects. Two of the accused were unable to survive the violent onslaught, succumbing to their injuries as they were mercilessly beaten before being set ablaze.

Julius Hakiza, the spokesperson for the Albertine region police, confirmed the disturbing incident. He affirmed that the police force swiftly intervened, recovering the suspected stolen motorcycle, which is now being held as evidence at the Kagadi central police station.

In a stern condemnation of the vigilante action, Hakiza emphasized that mob justice is unequivocally illegal in Uganda. He reiterated the commitment of law enforcement agencies to bring all those involved in the barbaric act to justice.

The remains of the deceased perpetrators have been transported to the Kagadi General Hospital mortuary, where they await postmortem examination and identification.

As investigations continue, the hunt for the individuals responsible for the brutal lynching remains ongoing. Hakiza urged the community to refrain from taking the law into their own hands and instead cooperate with law enforcement authorities to ensure justice is served through legal channels.

The tragic incident serves as a stark reminder of the dangers of vigilante justice and the imperative need for a robust legal system to address criminal activities without resorting to extrajudicial means.

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