People storm police station to kidnap and kill a man who raped and killed girl during her grandmother’s funeral
|People breaking into the jail cell|
Police in Bolivia, have launched an investigation after people stormed a police station and kidnapped a suspect.
The suspect was in jail after he was accused of kidnapping, raping and killing a 4-year-old girl.
When the residents of the city of Reyes, learned that the child’s killer was in police custody, they stormed the police station, dragged the man out and hanged him from a tree.
The 4-year-old girl was visiting the area with her parents for her grandmother's funeral. However, the child disappeared and police launched a manhunt.
When her body was found, investigators realized that she had been raped before she was killed.
Hours after the body was recovered, police arrested the suspect. People did not wait for him to have his day in court or to find out what the evidence police had against the suspect.
Instead, a large crowd of people stormed into the police station, broke the gate of the holding cell and kidnapped the suspect.
Police officers were outnumbered, and all their efforts to control the angry crowd were unsuccessful.
The man was taken outside, where he was beaten and dragged to a tree, on which he was hanged in public.
Ivan Zambrana, the department director of the Special Force for Crime Fighting, said that the bodies of the girl and that of the man, have been moved to Palos Blancos, as police are investigating the case.
Police are questioning residents, and they are reviewing social media videos of the incident to locate the suspects who kidnapped the alleged rapist.
So far, no arrests have been made.