Around this time last year, a 9 year old girl and her 4 year old brother were kidnapped on their way to a tuck shop to buy sweets, but they didn’t make it back home. The little boy was returned, after an extensive search, by three unknown men. When questioned, the boy said that his sister had been murdered.
They found her body a few days later, one of her eyes had been gauged out and her genitals were hacked off. With widespread speculation that this was a muti killing, the local inhabitants flew into a frenzied rage and wanted to torch the house of the people they thought were responsible.
Police were called in to prevent the burning down of the house, with the people still inside. They had to use stun grenades on the mob. There was also no proof that these were in actual fact the guilty parties or just innocent residents living in the wrong place at the wrong time. It also didn’t help that they were relatively well off and people in the area thought they made their money selling body parts.
As far as I know the police never caught the guilty parties.
Do you think there are times when mob justice is right? Or should we simply wait for our incompetent police force to do their jobs?