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Angry mob cuts off 66-year-old man’s penis after raping 3-year-old girl

By Mason White 11:40 AM May 8, 2014
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By: Aarav Sen
A man lost his penis after an angry mob attacked him for raping a 3-year-old girl, police in Brazil said.

66-year-old Francisco de Souza de Castro was the target of a brutal revenge attack in Severinia, Sao Paulo.

The angry mob also severed three of his fingers. Rescue workers who arrived at the scene, rushed Castro to Santa Casa de Misericordia Hospital in Barretos, where doctors tried unsuccessfully to reconnect his limbs.

According to the police investigation, the attack began when Castro raped the child in a rural ranch, where he worked. The child’s mother saw signs of the assault when she came home later that night.

It is not clear who carried out the attack against Castro. A police spokesperson said that investigators are currently trying to track down the suspects and that the little girl was raped, but they not sure if she was raped by Castro.