A Bolivian village took matters into their own hands on Wednesday after burying a 35-year old rape and murder victim by pushing the suspect, 17-year old Santos Ramos, into the woman’s grave and burying him alive.
The victim, Leandra Arias Janco, drew 200 mourners to her funeral, some of whom tied up Ramos before burying him alive. The area, near the Colquechaca municipality in the southern highlands of Bolivia, is known for policing itself due to a mostly unjust legal system and corruption inside the police department. Villagers reportedly blocked roads to keep police from entering the area as they buried Ramos.
With civil unrest in India over repeated rapes and murders–which often involve children–stories involving mob justice are getting national attention.