clip reportedly filmed in the Mexican state of Jalisco, have shown how local vigilantes severed the hands of seven suspected thieves
, as two of the terrified men and one woman were seen bound and gagged as they rolled around on the floor.
According to Dailymail, someone can be heard in the background of the video saying:
‘An ambulance is coming, an ambulance is coming, you have to stay here.’
A police officer is also heard asking the men:
‘Where are you from?’
One of the alleged thieves then replies:
‘We haven’t eaten anything for four days.’
The man lying on the ground is asked why he was kidnapped, but he makes no reply. One of the victims reportedly died before he could get medical treatment and the other six were in critical condition in hospital.
Prosecutor Eduardo Almaguer Ramirez from Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, later confirmed that all of those attacked had criminal records for crimes including robbery and drug dealing.
Local media reported that the reason for the attach was ‘vigilante justice’, and the latest in a string of similar attacks on people accused of being involved in crime.