Shocking leaked footage showing a violent Mexican mob beating a man to death after he allegedly kidnapped and sexually assaulted a four-year-old girl has gone viral.
The man, believed to be around 40 years of age, was encircled by men, women and children in a parking lot. He was suspected of kidnapping a young girl on a bicycle while she was ordering a hamburger in the Los Colorines neighborhood of Nuevo Laredo at around 11 p.m.
After her brother notified his parents about the event, they requested the help of neighbors to find her. Around midnight, the girl’s father was told his daughter had been found.
The 4-year-old was discovered to be bleeding with signs of rape, according to a statement from the District Attorney’s Office.
The girl’s father says when he arrived to confront the man, an angry mob had already started beating the suspect, reported Proceso via the Daily Mail.
The angry locals captured the attack – which resulted in the man’s death – on film and posted it on YouTube.
The footage shows people hitting the suspected pedophile over and over, clubbing him until his face is bloodied and he stops breathing.
Some online comments have expressed apprehension over the mob’s vigilante outburst.
Emergency response was called in and the beaten man was finally taken to a local hospital, but it was too late.
Mexican authorities did not initially comment on whether the man had sexually assaulted the young girl, according to the Daily Mail.
The Attorney General's Office told the El Manana newspaper they will be investigating the footage to identify the people who killed the man.
One YouTube commenter posted: “I mean the video says ALLEGED!!! and those who killed him they are murderers because there is proof.”
Another user said: “I am against violence but there is no choice.”
On Facebook a user wrote: “I am against your comment against violence but there is no choice.”
And another commenter wrote: “How sad, beasts killing beasts.”