ይህ ድርጊት በሰሜን ሸዋ በጎሮ መስቀል አደባባይ ከወር በፊት የተፈጸመ ድርጊት ሲሆን እነዚህ ግለሰቦች 4 አመት በሽፍትነት የፈለጉትን ሲዘርፉ፤ሲደፍሩ እና ሲገሉ የነበሩ ሲሆን ከዚህ በፊት የገደሉት ሰው ወንድም በአካባቢው ባህል መሰረት በቂም በቀል ሊገለን ይችላል በሚል ፍርሃት ወንድምየው የሚሰራበት መስሪያ ቤት ድረስ በመሄድ ሳይቀድማቸው ለመግደል ቢያስቡም በሚሊሻዎች እና በአካባቢው ነዋሪ በመከበባቸው እነሱ ሶስት ፓሊስ ገለው በመጨረሻ እነሱ ተገለዋል፤ ነገር ግን ሞታቸውን ተከትሎ እሬሳቸው በአደባባይ እንዲሰቀል እና እንዲታይ መደረጉ የብዙዎችን ቁጣ ቀስቅሶል
The incident took place last month in North Shewa Zone, Gundo Meskel town and my source identified the two men as Ketema and “a former soldier recruited by Ketema”.
Ketema and his partner are not known for any political agenda. In fact, the area is not known as a base of any insurgent group. Rather, banditry is a frequent problem due to the geography feature of the area.
The two men were notorious in the locality for violent robbery and for raping women, among others.
Recently, in November, Ketema killed a certain resident of the town in the process robbery. The deceased had a brother employed at the Revenue agency in the town.
Since blood-feud killings are common in the area (as well as the adjacent districts of Amhara region), it appears Ketema was concerned the deceased’s brother will attempt to take revenge.
Coupled with his sense of impunity, Ketema decided not only to kill the brother, but also to do it in broad daylight at the revenue agency office – my source narrated.
The incident was the last straw to the town residents.Infuriated and feeling cornered, they immediately started chasing Ketema and his partner.
They found them – one after another – in nearby rural areas and killed them on the spot. Later brought them to town and put them in the square.
Souce: Daniel Berhane