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Madagascar orders boy's body exhumed, pursues lynching suspects

Police in Madagascar said Tuesday they would exhume for autopsy the body of a boy whose death sparked the lynching of two Europeans and a local man accused of killing him. The lynch mob was incited by rumours the two European men had sexually abused, killed and mutilated the boy, who was found dead on a beach on the tourist island of Nosy Be. But the exact circumstances of the boy's death at the start of October have never been clearly established.

Two suspects charged with Madagascar lynching

Two men from Madagascar were Thursday charged over last week's lynching of two Europeans accused of sexually abusing, killing and mutilating a young boy on a tourist island. Eleven others are being charged for rioting and attacking police barracks the night before the pair -- a Frenchman and a Franco-Italian -- were mobbed by locals and burned on a beach ringed by bars and hotels on the island of Nosy Be.

Madagascar arrests 26 after mob lynchings

Police in Madagascar made seven more arrests Sunday over the lynching by a raging mob of two Europeans and a local man accused of killing and mutilating a young boy. Authorities on the idyllic Indian Ocean island have now arrested 26 people in all after the bloody events on the resort island of Nosy Be on Thursday. The situation appeared calm on Sunday, with members of the security forces patrolling the streets while local residents attended church and tourists strolled in town or headed to the beach.

Madagascar arrests 26 after mob lynchings

Police in Madagascar made seven more arrests Sunday over the lynching by a raging mob of two Europeans and a local man accused of killing and mutilating a young boy. Authorities on the idyllic Indian Ocean island have now arrested 26 people in all after the bloody events on the resort island of Nosy Be on Thursday. The situation appeared calm on Sunday, with members of the security forces patrolling the streets while local residents attended church and tourists strolled in town or headed to the beach.

Rome confirms Italian lynched in Madagascar

Rome confirmed on Friday that an Italian was lynched by an angry mob on a Madagascar tourist island which also killed a French citizen and a local man in a grisly rampage. "I can confirm the Italian nationality of the victim but not his identity, the corpse was burnt," a foreign ministry spokesman told AFP, adding that identity documents had been found with the body. The three men were killed and burnt in a day-long rampage on Thursday on the tourist island of Nosy Be by residents who suspected them of murdering a young boy for his organs.

Madagascar mob lynches two Europeans on tourist island

A mob in Madagascar on Thursday killed two Europeans suspected of mutilating and murdering a young boy at the country's main tourist resort, security forces said. Residents on Nosy Be island went on the rampage after the missing eight-year-old was found dead with his genitals and tongue cut off, according to assistant gendarmerie commander Guy Bobin Randriamaro. "The rioters launched a manhunt and killed the Europeans," Randriamaro told AFP from the capital Antananarivo.

Madagascar mob lynches two Europeans on tourist island

A mob in Madagascar on Thursday killed two Europeans suspected of mutilating and murdering a young boy at the country's main tourist resort, security forces said. Residents on Nosy Be island went on the rampage after the missing eight-year-old was found dead with his genitals and tongue cut off, according to assistant gendarmerie commander Guy Bobin Randriamaro. "The rioters launched a manhunt and killed the Europeans," Randriamaro told AFP from the capital Antananarivo.
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