There was a moment of silence and shock when a sixteen year old boy who was presumed dead woke up at Temeke Referral Hospital’s mortuary in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Tuesday.
The boy, identified as Isack was brutally beaten by members of the community who accused him of taking part in robbery incidents with his friends in the area.
According to Temeke Regional Police Commander (RPC) Gilles Muroto told reporters in Dar es Salaam on Tuesday that Isack and other two teens were among group of youth who attended the ‘Singeli’ music show.
“After the concert, the group of youth started attacking and robbing people of their properties. This prompted the members of the public to organise themselves and apprehended the three boys whom they gave thorough beatings”, said Muroto.
He added, “Isack fainted after the beating, with doctors at Temeke Hospital declaring him dead and directing his body to be preserved at the mortuary”, concluded Muroto.
After recieving a thorough beating, one of the boys, Kelvin Nyambocha, was beaten to death and his body was set ablaze while another teen identified as Faraji, remains in critical condition, undergoing medical treatment at Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH)
Isack was presumed dead due to the heavy beating and loss of consciousness until he regained cognizant at the mortuary.
But, when the body was placed in the refrigerator, he started breathing, resulting to his transfer to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for further medical care.