A furious mob consisting of 500 people forcibly dragged this woman accused of arson and child murder out of her prison cell and then threw her into a bonfire.
The mob took justice into their own hands when they beat and set the unidentified 30-year-old lady on fire.
She was arrested for allegedly burning down a house which caused injury to some victims and the death of a two-year-old boy in Novo Aripuana, Brazil. The toddler was reported to have been burned alive inside the house.
The enraged citizens went to her prison cell and dragged her out. They used old and impounded cars to create a bonfire which they threw her into. Footage posted online captured how the enraged mob beat the suspect before setting her on fire.
It can be seen that the lady was begging them to stop but their intense rage was out of control.
WARNING: Video contains graphic scenes of violence. Viewer discretion is advised.
The local police eventually took charge of the situation. However, they were forced to ask for military back-up to control the enraged mob.
"The Civil Police requested reinforcements from the Military Police Command (CPM), which sent a troop of full military police in Borba, a municipality 151 km away from the capital, and eight other police officers of the Command Special Police (CPE) of Manaus, by means of a chartered aircraft," the Amazonas Civil Police reported in a statement made to the press.
The suspect acquired multiple physical injuries and burns after the attack. She was immediately brought to a hospital for treatment.
According to the Civil Police, they have already taken the lady into their custody and placed her in a safer and more confidential detention center to avoid further attacks.
The investigation of her arson and child murder cases will be ongoing while she is being treated for her injuries.
Meanwhile, the local police are investigating the footage of the mob's attack. They are trying to identify the people involved and are asking help from the public in locating them.
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SOURCE ► TNP