Man burnt alive 'for being gay'

Oct 25, 2011, 12:35 IST | IANS

In a horrific attack, a 28-year-old man in Britain was savagely beaten, burnt alive and then tied to a lamppost "for being gay", a media report said

The charred remains of Stuart Walker, an assistant hotel manager, were found at 5 a.m. Saturday in Cumnock, Ayrshire, Scotland.

Strathclyde Police would not rule out that Walker had been murdered because of his sexuality, according to Daily Mail Sunday.

Detective Inspector John Hogg, said: "Officers are checking CCTV footage and carrying out door to door searches in the area and we would encourage anyone with information to approach them or to call Ayr Police Office."

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