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Pastor fatally beaten and burned after being accused of murdering 6-year-old girl

By Mason White 5:24 AM February 5, 2014
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By: Devansh Dutt
A pastor is dead after an angry group of youngsters beat and burned him because he murdered a little girl, police in Nigeria said.

The youngsters of Katsina State, killed 50-year-old Dike Ocha for allegedly killing six-year-old Fatima Yusuf.

The youngsters also burned down the church and the pastor’s home.

Fatima had been reported missing four days before the pastor was attacked. The little girl’s body was later found near the residence of the pastor.

The body was found mutilated, with her intimate parts removed.

Police said that after being beaten, the pastor was rescued and taken to a hospital, but the suspects followed him to the hospital where he was killed and his body was set on fire.

According to the initial investigation, police believe that the pastor was framed by the youngsters in order to have an excuse to kill him.