Sharqiya vigilantes kill two suspected murderers

Sharqiya vigilantes kill two suspected murderers

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Tue, 19/02/2013 - 20:19

Two men accused of kidnapping and killing a student in Sharqiya Governorate are dead after family members took revenge Tuesday.

According to reports, two men from Husseiniya district had apparently kidnapped a 16-year-old teen on 17 February. When the boy's family refused to pay a LE100,000 ransom, they allegedly killed the teen and dumped his body in a nearby village.

The boy's father had reported his son missing Tuesday.

Later that day, the teen's father supposedly found the kidnappers, who immediately confessed to the kidnapping and murder.

After finding the body of his dead son, the father and other residents killed the alleged kidnappers and mutilated their corpses. Reports say they hung  what remained of the bodies on lampposts.

Sharqiya residents have been known to take the law into their own hands and exact revenge by killing perpetrators and dismembering their bodies.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm