Madagascar orders curfew after mob lynchings
Nosy Be, Madagascar October 5- Madagascar’s government ordered a curfew on the island where an angry mob lynched and burned three men they suspected to have killed a local boy who an official said could have drowned. The government has not given a cause for the eight year old’s death but ordered a 9:00 pm to 4:00 am curfew on Nosy Be and said it would systematically check the papers of all foreigners on the resort island. Vincent Laza, a neighbourhood leader on the island, told AFP locals had discovered the body of an eight year old boy on the popular Ambatoloaka beach.
In a day long spasm of rage the men’s bodies were burned in public. A pile of ash, wood, iron bars, a torso and a pair of charred legs were the only recognisable signs of the earlier orgy of violence.
On Friday evening local police said they had arrested 14 people on suspicion of participating in the lynchings, or burning homes of local police. The boy’s father Luciano Anjara told AFP his son Chaino had disappeared a week ago.
By Wednesday reports had begun to circulate that the boy had been kidnapped, causing a mob to storm the gendarme station convinced one of the boy’s killers was being held there. Rumours spread that foreigners were involved in the boy’s kidnapping.
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