WARNING: Disturbing images. Stomach-churning footage shows lags kick the head about a prison yard in the latest eruption of gruesome violence between Brazil’s rival gangs
This is the sickening moment bloodthirsty inmates beheaded a fellow prisoner before playing football with his head.
Stomach-churning footage shows lags kicking the man’s severed head about and tossing his body to one side at Brazil’s coastal city prison in Fortaleza last week.
The horror show was allegedly carried out by the Primeiro Comando da Capital gang in the latest eruption of gruesome violence to hit Brazil’s underfunded and overcrowded prisons.
The $32million drug gang is suspected of killing a rival from the Comando Vermelho, (or Red Commando) at the Deprivation House of Provisional Freedom Agent Luciano Andre Lima as a “war” between the factions broke out.
As violence escalated in prisons across the country at least 21 prisoners were killed in Roraima on Sunday and Rondonia on Monday.
Seven people were reportedly beheaded with pieces of wood and six others burnt to death after rioting broke out in the Agricultural Penitentiary of Monte Cristo, in Roraima.
The violence erupted after inmates from one wing of the prison attacked rivals as convicts were meeting with their relatives during visiting hours.
She said: “The inmates were armed with stones and pieces of wood that they ripped from the walls. They used those bits of wood to decapitate their rivals. It was very brutal.
“Seven bodies were found burned and three others beheaded.”
Roraima Secretary of Justice and Citizenship, Oziel de Castro, told Metro Jornal Sao Paulo that ‘war’ has been declared between the factions.
He said the rival factions were causing “nationwide disruption.”
he day after the violence in Roraima at least eight inmates died at a prison in Porto Velho in north-western Brazil – believed to be linked to the PCC and Red Commando.
The prisoners died from smoke inhalation after fellow inmates set mattresses alight in the Enio dos Santos jail in Rondonia state.
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Last year, the military reportedly took over security at the Agricultural Penitentiary of Monte Cristo after 15 inmates escaped on December 24.