Friday, 6 January 2017

Falsely Accused woman killed by being tied to a tree with Poisonous Ants

A Bolivian woman died after being mistaken for a car thief and tied to a tree infested with poisonous ants. The 52-year-old was rescued alive by police but died in hospital from breathing problems caused by severe throat swelling after her windpipe was bitten by the insects.

 The victim had gone to help her son who had been bound to the tree by angry vigilantes who accused them of trying to steal a car in Caranavi, Bolivia, around 100 miles north east of the capital La Paz. Her daughter also received the same punishment but she and her older brother survived and are now recovering from her injuries.

Local reports said the trio were also beaten and burnt using an accelerant. The shocking incident happened on New Years Eve. Revealing her injured son and daughter had claimed they had travelled to Caranavi to recover a debt, he added: 'Initially the investigation was opened as a probe into an attempted car theft but now it has been changed to a murder and serious assault investigation.

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