Suspected rapist and murderer buried alive in victim’s grave


A suspected sex murderer was buried alive in his victim’s grave after being seized by enraged villagers.

Around 200 mourners grabbed Santos Ramos at the funeral of the woman he was accused of raping and killing.

They then dragged him to the burial spot of Leandra Janco in central Bolivia, and dumped him into the grave alongside her.

Police had identified 17-year-old Ramos as the possible culprit in the attack in a Quechua community near the municipality of Colquechaca.

Chief local prosecutor, Jose Luis Barrios, said residents blocked the road to the community, preventing police from reaching it and stopping their brutal retaliation.

A local radio reporter said Ramos was tied up at the woman’s funeral.Mourners then threw the teenager into the open grave, placed the woman’s coffin in it and filled the grave with earth.

Colquechaca is a town of 5,000 inhabitants located 207 miles southeast of Bolivia’s capital, La Paz.

Lynchings are said to be rare in the South American country, however just days before Ramos’ death, two suspected murderers were also dealt with by mob justice.

One suspect, accused of robbing a car, and then killing its driver, was stoned to death while his alleged accomplice was burned alive.

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