Bolivian Rape Suspect Buried Alive Alongside Victim

A furious mob of people tried to find justice for a suspected rapist, but they went about it the wrong way.

When Bolivian police identified Santos Ramos as the man responsible for the rape and murder of a 35-year-old woman, over 200 villagers in the southern highlands got a hold of him and buried him in the grave of his victim, according to the BBC.

The 17-year-old was reportedly tied up at the woman’s funeral, thrown into the open grave alongside her coffin and then covered with earth.

The Colquechaca chief prosecutor says residents blocked roads into the village in order to prevent police from interfering with the angry mob.