Horror moment lynch mob drags woman ‘who killed girl, 8’ out of police car and beat her to death in front of cops

THIS is the horror moment an angry mob dragged a woman out of police car and beat her to death while cops watched on.

The woman was suspected in kidnapping and killing of an eight-year-old girl who had disappeared in southern Mexico.

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An angry mob beats woman to death over her suspected involvement in a child murderCredit: AP
The woman is suspected to be involved in kidnapping and murder of an 8-year-old Camila Gomez

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The woman is suspected to be involved in kidnapping and murder of an 8-year-old Camila GomezCredit: Excelsior
CCTV footage showed the suspects carrying a bundle believed to be the girl's body

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CCTV footage showed the suspects carrying a bundle believed to be the girl’s bodyCredit: Excelsior
The furious locals dragged the woman out of police truck

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The furious locals dragged the woman out of police truck

The terrifying footage shows the infuriated locals wail as they pulled the woman out of the police vehicle and teared her clothes.

Andrea, a resident, told AP: “We are fed up. This time it was an eight-year-old girl.

“This is the result of the bad government we have.

“This isn’t the first time this kind of thing has happened, but this is the first time the people have done something.”

Violent backlash began after a body of Camila Gomez was found on a side of a road near a tourist town of Taxco.

The girl went missing after going to a neighbour’s house to play on Wednesday.

Her mother raised the alarm when she received ransom messages from the kidnappers.

Camila’s mum said she showed the cops neighbour’s security footage of the house where her daughter was held but they ignored her pleas to act.

Surveillance video showed a woman assisting a man who carried a bundle – believed to be Camila’s body – into the trunk of a taxi.

Authorities later confirmed they were investigating two men and a woman for aggravated homicide.

When police failed to arrest the suspects, citizens took matters into their own hands.

The vigilantes forced the trio out of their house, prompting the cops to get involved.

But the furious residents overturned cars, blocked the road and surrounded the police car.

When the enraged crowd hauled the woman away from cops, the officers gave up and stood by as she was brutally attacked.

The woman was later hospitalised but ultimately died from her injuries.

The two male suspects also received the vigilante’s punishment but survived.

The prosecution is treating the woman’s death as a case of a qualified homicide, AFP news agency reported.

The prosecutor’s office also confirmed an arrest of one man in connection with the murder of Camila Gomez.

The cops watched on as the enraged crowd brutally attacked the woman

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The cops watched on as the enraged crowd brutally attacked the womanCredit: AP
The violent protesters overturned police cars and blocked the road

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The violent protesters overturned police cars and blocked the roadCredit: EPA

On Friday, mourners have gathered to bid farewell to Camila as they carried her coffin through the city centre.

The public prosecution at the hands of the people came amid holy celebrations which attracts many tourists.

 Felipa Lagunas, a local elementary school teacher, said: “I never thought that in a touristic place like Taxco we would experience a lynching.

“I saw it as something distant, in places far from civilization … I never imagined that my community would experience this on such a special day.”

Guerrero, the region where Taxco is located, has been plagued by violence and organised crime.

Some 40 cartels control the area instilling fear and killing anyone who doesn’t comply with their rules.

Lynching ins’t uncommon in Mexico as experts attribute it to the pervasive sense of impunity in the nation plagued by crime.

Andrea said: “We know the town lives off of Holy Week (tourism) and that this is going to mess it up.

“There will be a lot of people who won’t want to come anymore.

“We make our living off tourism, but we cannot continue to allow them to do these things to us.”

Citizens gathered on Friday to mourn the death of Camila

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Citizens gathered on Friday to mourn the death of CamilaCredit: AP
They carried the coffin through the city centre

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They carried the coffin through the city centreCredit: AP
A woman holds a sign with a message that reads in Spanish: “Justice for Cami”

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A woman holds a sign with a message that reads in Spanish: “Justice for Cami”Credit: AP

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