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Robbery Suspect Is Tied to Pole and Beaten to Death in the State of Maranhão

07/08/2015 - 08h20

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JOÃO PEDRO PITOMBO
FROM SALVADOR

With his naked body tied to a lamppost, a man was beaten and kicked to death on the outskirts of São Luís (capital of the state of Maranhão, in the northeast of Brazil) on Monday, July 6th.

According to the Civil Police of Maranhão, Cledenilson Pereira Silva, 29, was rendered by residents of Jardim São Cristóvão after announcing a robbery at a bar.

After being detained, the suspect was tied, stripped naked and lynched. He did not survive the injuries and died at the crime scene.

A 16-year-old boy suspected of participating in the same robbery also had his hands bound and was placed lying face down on the ground before being attacked by locals.

However, he was saved by the police who detained him and sent him to youth detention center. A.38-caliber revolver was seized with the boy.

The crime occurred at around 12pm, a busy time for the streets of the neighborhood, and brought together dozens of onlookers who crowded around the bound men.

At the site, broken bottles and stones shells that were used in the attacks were found.

Cledenilson's body was removed and sent to the Institute of Forensic Medicine. After the body was examined, it was released for burial.

The case is under investigation by the Homicide Division of Maranhão.

Translated by CRISTIANE COSTA LIMA

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Biné Morais
With his naked body tied to a lamppost, a man was beaten to death on the outskirts of São Luís, capital of the state of Maranhão
With his naked body tied to a lamppost, a man was beaten to death on the outskirts of São Luís, capital of the state of Maranhão

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