Brazil police search for six men accused of brutally beating 42-year-old transgender woman to death in of the state of Ceará, Brazil
The hooligans taped themselves kicking and abusing Dandara dos Santos
Video shows the bloodied dos Santos being smashed with a wooden plank as she sits helplessly on the ground
No arrests, yet as police raided the home of two suspects in the killing, who have since fled, the search for the six continues
Police in Brazil are searching for a crew of six men who recorded themselves dragging a transgender woman from her home, demoralizing her and then viciously beating her to death.The disturbing footage shows the men kicking and abusing Dandara dos Santos, 42, while hitting her with a wooden plank as she sits helplessly on the ground, covered in blood.
The gang is shown throwing Santos into a wheelbarrow before carrying her off on the dirt road toward the end of the video.
One of the men can be heard shouting slurs.
The incident is the fifth of its kind to occur within the past month in Brazil, a country commonly praised for its tolerance.
Since the release of the heinous video, police raided the home of two suspects in the killing, who have since fled. Authorities continue the search for the other four men:
“The investigation is already well advanced and we are going after the killers,” police inspector Damasceno said.
The government of the state of Ceará also released a statement on the sadistic crime.
“The entire structure of the State Public Security is mobilized for the investigation of the crime and will punish those responsible,” officials said.
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