Iraqi security forces arrested five people in connection with lynching a teenager in the capital Baghdad this week, according to the interior ministry on Sunday.
On Thursday, angry mob killed the teenager whom they accused of shooting protesters and hung his body by his ankles from a traffic light pole in Baghdad’s Wathba Square.
Videos circulated on social media showed the mob dragging the body across the street.
“Security forces have arrested five suspects over the killing,” ministry spokesman Khalid al-Mahna told the official Iraqi news agency.
A military spokesman said in earlier statements that the grisly killing took