A Peruvian police officer recovers evidence from the crime scene
The victims, identified by authorities as Wilder Cecilio Borja (26), and his cousin Dario Cecilio Tucto (18), were killed in extremely brutal fashion by angry townspeople who accused them of stealing farm animals from the area.
According to reports by the victims’ families, the two men were taken to the town center where they were severely beaten. Afterwards, the angry mob proceeded to choke the men to death by applying tourniquets around their necks.
As the men lay on the ground, still showing signs of life, the mob doused them in gasoline and set them on fire.
To make matters worse, the senseless and cruel murders, which took place on December 15, were reported to authorities almost a week after the crimes occurred.
Peruvian authorities hope to catch those responsible for this barbaric act and bring them to justice soon.