An Italian citizen was lynched by a mob in a village in the Choluteca department of Honduras. The man, identified by LaPrensa as Giorgio Scanu, was allegedly accused of killing a resident of the village of Los Mangos de Yusguare.
The site of a local newspaper also publishes the terrible images of the attack on the man, beaten with stones and poles. According to the police, “an angry mob of 600 armed people broke into private property with the apparent intention of taking the life of a foreign citizen residing in the neighborhood”. The crowd also set fire to the house and car of the man who, transported to the hospital, died of his injuries. According to another local newspaper, El Heraldo, the lynching took place in front of police officers. The newspaper also reports that the crowd blamed the Italian for the death of an elderly neighbor, Juan de Dios, with whom he had had a quarrel over a cut down tree in his garden.
The Farnesina is monitoring the situation
The Farnesina also intervenes on the matter, explaining that “it is aware of the news” of the death of an Italian citizen in Honduras and “is carrying out the necessary checks, in contact with the Italian embassy in Guatemala, which has the competence”.