A Nigerian university student of was killed on Wednesday, reportedly by locals in the Famagusta area.
Kennedy Taomwabwa, 28, who was a student at Eastern Mediterranean University, was reportedly abducted from the city centre by a group of people.
Taomwabwa was returned home and killed by a group of eight locals, including three women, according to the police.
His body was found by the police near a pond outside the city. An examination revealed that he had been beaten to death.
Three suspects, who were allegedly involved in the murder, were detained by the police. In their testimony, one of the suspects said they witnessed the murder even though they did not take part in it.
Police said there were five other suspects, adding that the motivation of the murder was still unclear.
Meanwhile, university students protested the murder of their friend, chanting that they wanted justice.
Friends of the killed student said he had been kidnapped previously in a similar way a week ago.
The university administration also issued a statement that said the murder had caused them great distress.