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Justice Latin-American style: Mob take revenge on Guatemalan child-killer by burning him to death on “the school”s patio” and then administer their own justice to lawbreakers
A vigilante mob in Guatemala took deadly revenge against a man who authorities said killed two children at a primary school.
Interior minister Mauricio Lopez Bonilla said a drunken Julio Saquil entered the school in the northern province of Alta Verapaz yesterday and slit the throats of two children with a machete.
Mr Bonilla said a mob then set the 35-year-old man on fire on the school”s patio and he burned to death.
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Mob justice: The body of Julio Saquil lies in a school courtyard after he was lynchedl for allegedly killing two children
Crowds gather to see the dead body of the man who slit the throats of two children with a machete
“He walked into to one of the classrooms and assaulted the students, completely beheading a 13-year-old boy and slitting the throat of an 8-year-old girl with a machete,” Tactic firefighter Wilson Cahuec said.
Local security officials said the dead man had a history of drug problems and violence, but they have not yet identified a motive for theattack.
Fox News have reported that the mob was made up of teachers and local residents.
They have also said Authorities identified the slain students as Evelyn Yanisa Saquij Bin, 8, and Juan Armando Coy Cal, 13.
The official said the bodies of the children had defensive wounds.
Scene: A woman walks past the blood stain of a man who was lynched and burnt alive by a mob after killing two children
Adela Xicol, mother of Julio Saquil, who was lynched after killing two children leaves flowers at his grave
Lynch mobs are not uncommon in areas of Guatemala where police are scarce.
The country”s human rights agency says 234 attempted lynchings took place in 2011 and at least 40 people were killed.
Followingthe horrific acts of violence, tensions were running high around the local neighbourhoods, who began to dish out their own “mob rule” punishments.
Four men suspected of thieving were captured and beaten by angry residents who obviously felt that their own methods of punishment were more suitable to the law enforcers”.
Thankfully,for the men at least, they were rescued by the police and arrested, butonly after they had been tied up, hit with sticks, punched and kicked.
Attacked: A woman uses a pair of scissors to cut the face of a man who was accused of theft in Tactic
Retribution: This man was tied up and beaten by the villagers of Tactic who are taking out their own forms of justice in the wake of a double child-killing
Rough justice: A woman hits a man with a stick after he is accused of theft – with the baying mob urging more punishment
Hefty: This woman delivers a clubbing blow on the suspected thief”s head
Take that: Despite the police presence, this man connects with a right hook on the would-be thief
Rescued: Bloodied and bruised after their beatings, the men are arrested and led away by the police