An angry mob killed an unidentified man who allegedly stole Rp 1.8 million (US$130) from a donation box at a mosque in Kapuk, Cengkareng, West Jakarta, on Saturday.
The head of the Cengkareng Police, Comr. Khoiri, said the incident took place at 5:30 a.m. after dawn prayers.
The mosque’s keeper, Suryadi, reportedly saw the alleged perpetrator breaking into the donation box using a screwdriver.
“The witness allegedly saw him putting the money into a black plastic bag,” Khoiri said, as quoted by tribunjakarta.com.
Suryadi then shouted to attract the attention of residents who allegedly attacked and killed the unidentified man.
The victim’s body was taken to Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, Central Jakarta.
Khoiri encouraged people not to take the law into their own hands and to let the police do their job.