Two motorcycle thieves were beaten to death by villagers in the hamlet of Limbe, Jabon subdistrict, Sidoarjo Regency in East Java, Indonesia.
One of the robbers was recognized by the villagers as 25 year old man named Herman. Nobody was able to identify his accomplice.
The beating was preceded by a 48 year old villager named Misnan being assaulted by four men on two motorcycles. The thieves tried to steal his motorcycle and stabbed him in hand, but he spontaneously shouted for help, which attracted the attention of other villagers who immediately poured into the street and confronted the perpetrators.
One pair managed to flee, but the other was tackled and delivered massive beating.
The photos show both thieves beaten to death, but there are also photos of an apparently dead man submerged in water. I’m not sure if that’s one of the thieves who was thrown in for a bath after the beating, or if it’s someone unrelated to the mob justice.