(CMR) A viral video is making the rounds in the Cayman Islands purportedly of a Mexican having his genitals mauled by a pit bull after he was caught by a gang for allegedly raping a woman.
The rather explicit video was sent to CMR multiple times over the past few days. News media have confirmed that the man who is currently in his 30s, had allegedly sexually assaulted a woman in Mexico City, Mexico, last month.
In retaliation, horrifying footage of the gang's assault showed the man being stripped naked, handcuffed and then pinned to the ground by five men. A white pit bull terrier is then seen mauling the helpless man's genitals.
He can be heard screaming “stop, leave me now, leave me” as the group stands around him and watches. One of the gang members then covers the man's mouth with a rag to muffle his cries for help. A second brown pit bull can also be seen in the video but it does not take part in the mauling.
According to video footage captured by one of the attackers, the alleged victim was castrated completely by the dog leaving nothing but a raw wound. The video of the incident began to circulate last month. Local media had reported that the man had allegedly raped a woman after which the gang had caught him.
The gang also posted the video as a warning to others of consequences to such actions in the city. The local media had shared that in recent years “methods of torture by Mexican criminal organizations have increased their level of cruelty.”
They added that such kind of attacks had become quite frequent and dozens of women were getting raped every day, according to a report by DailyMail.
It is unknown whether the man survived or not. Mexico has the world's highest murder rate with 17,000 killed within the first half of this year.
It is also the highest levels in its history. This number does not include drive-by shootings, kidnappings, extortion, and other serious crimes and most are cartel or gang violence related. In 2015, the rape rate for Mexico was 12.6 cases per 100,000 population. However, the correct figure is believed to be much higher.
CMR has opted not to share the video here.