Why people treat a caught thief as an inhuman being?I have noticed that when a thief is caught by the people, they don't treat him/her as a human being. The humanity and human rights gets evaporated and people start thrashing the thief as if he/she is a different creature or an animal. During discussions also the people refer the individual a 'thief' as if the thief belongs to some other species. Even the passersby or those who are not concerned at all with the theft case, find it as their duty to thrash the individual. Though finally the police takes over the case, but prior to handing over to the police, the mob takes law into their hands and try to teach the thief few lessons to remember the same for future. Perhaps the main professional hazard to the criminals like thief etc. is the apprehension of being caught by the mob.
Why people treat a caught thief as an inhuman being?