An act of mob justice by the members of Butterworth community took away the lives of two after the locals learnt that the pair had committed a robbery in the area.
The local residents accused two men and then brutally assaulted them in the early hours of Wednesday morning. As it was reported, the alleged robbers had been severely beaten by the outraged mob and succumbed to their injuries on the spot.
Police spokesperson Captain Jackson Manatha stressed that the suspects had been seized by the community of Skiet informal settlement shortly after the alleged robbery.
A double-murder case has been opened by the local authorities. Those who took part in mob justice will be arrested and charged.