A Mexican mob took the law into their hands and administered jungle justice to thieves who have been raiding their homes.
Tired of being victims of violent robbery attacks, an angry mob in the Tehuacan town in central Mexico, decided to confront some thieves and in the process, arrested them and lynched them, with one of them reportedly dead while the rest, including a pregnant woman and a teenager, barely managed to survive when they were rescued by the police.
According to a graphic report carried by Daily Mail, the furious residents stripped the thieves and beat them with sticks and metal pipes before tying them to trees.
A crowd of some 100 people caught the criminals red handed robbing electronics at a home in the town of Tehuacan, in the state of Puebla and seized the four — two men, a male teenager and one woman said to be pregnant — and stripped them, before proceeding to beat the living daylights out of them.
The woman, who said she was pregnant, was 'struck in the face' while the teenager was tied by his hands and feet and beat up, local reports say. He suffered wounds to his abdomen, legs, back and head.
"We warned them of what would happen if they returned to rob from us," local neighbors, who said they were tired of thieves after a recent string of robberies, told local police.
Local cops tried to stop the brutal beatings but were pushed back by the crowd. State police had to intervene to bring the situation under control. One of the four suspects died of his injuries.
Local reports say the other three, including a teenager and a pregnant woman, received medical attention and were all expected to survive.