An alleged car battery thief was given a harrowing instant justice by some residents of Tadisco Down in the Sekondi- Takoradi metropolis of the Western Region last Wednesday.

The victim, whose identity was not immediately known, was believed to have hailed from Mankessim in the Central Region who had visited the metropolis last Saturday.

DAILY GUIDE gathered that stones, pieces of stick and iron bars were allegedly used to ?teach the suspect a lesson,? creating wounds on several parts of his body.

The paper learnt that the mob allegedly placed car tyres on the victim in an attempt to burn him alive but he was rescued by a legal practitioner in Takoradi and a police man who was on guard duty at a nearby bank.

The suspected thief, believed to be in his early twenties, was later taken to the Kwesimintsim Police Station.

The police then sent the alleged battery thief to the Kwesimintsim Hospital for

A source at the hospital indicated that the victim was responding to treatment

FROM Emmanuel Opoku, Takoradi

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