Mob justice, whereas no police report is filed, no investigations is conducted, and no court of law called upon to determine whether alleged criminals are guilty or not is more common in today’s world than it would seem. While vigilante mob lynching is most typical of Latin America (the likes of Venezuela, Guatemala or Brazil immediately come to mind), it is certainly not the only area where mob justice is a way of life. Countries following Islam have perfected the art of mob lynching by involving closest family of the victim and gave it a name of “honor killing”. That’s a whole different topic though.
Getting back to mob justice – as I had said, it certainly is not a sole domain of Latin America. Some of you may remember lynching of two brothers in Sialkot, Pakistan, but it can also be encountered in other parts of South Asia, in Middle East and Africa.
Picture above shows three males – alleged criminals – who were sorted out by an angry mob. After receiving beatings, the alleged criminals had gasoline poured on them and were set on fire to painfully burn to death.