Man burned alive for stealing a pot of hot soupBy Mason White 10:14 AM August 26, 2015
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By: Wayne Morin
A man was burned alive by an angry mob before being dumped outside a school after allegedly stealing a pot of hot soup, police in Nigeria said.
Calabar police said that the unidentified victim was dumped outside a school on Sunday.
According to the police investigation, the victim smelled soup before dawn and followed the smell into a kitchen of a private home.
A woman in the kitchen began screaming for help as the victim took the pot from her stove. A mob quickly gathered at the scene and caught up with the man holding the soup.
He was attacked with machetes before being set on fire. Police have warned residents against taking the law into their own hands.
Police launched a murder investigation into the incident, but so far, no arrests have been made.