Three middle-aged men and a woman were set ablaze by a crowd at Otuo community for allegedly involving in the murder of a senior secondary school 3 pupil of zuma college in the Owan East Local Government Area of Edo State.
It was gathered that the pupil was allegedly killed and her head cut off from her body for ritual purpose.
The murder was carried out in the night when the girl was sent to get sachet water in the evening, said a source a in the community.
While in his room to deliver the sachet water, she was allegedly murdered and decapitated.
The parent of the victim raised alarm when they could not find her.
The culprits were caught while attempting to dump the victim’s body in the early hours of the following day.
They were said to have identified two other persons, including the woman who performed the rituals for them.
They were all dragged to the popular Women Centre where the community police station is located.The third man was traced to his farm and apprehended,” he said.“The two men were burnt this morning along with the woman, while her house was razed down by fire.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Chidi Nwabuzor, while confirming the incident, said two suspects were lynched.
“The command is aware that a young girl’s head was cut off and the youth of the community arrested two suspects, brought them to the front of the station and set them ablaze,” he said.