Mob punishment

A woman hits a man with a stick after he is accused of theft along with three other men at Tactic, in the Alta Verapaz region about 117 miles from Guatemala City. The local community tied up and beat four men who were accused of theft in the aftermath of a school killing, which had occurred on Wednesday. The man, who had entered a classroom and killed two children, ages 8 and 13, with a machete, was lynched and burnt alive by a mob, local media reported.

( Reuters photo / September 13, 2012 )

A woman hits a man with a stick after he is accused of theft along with three other men at Tactic, in the Alta Verapaz region about 117 miles from Guatemala City. The local community tied up and beat four men who were accused of theft in the aftermath of a school killing, which had occurred on Wednesday. The man, who had entered a classroom and killed two children, ages 8 and 13, with a machete, was lynched and burnt alive by a mob, local media reported.

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