A group of villagers from San Salvador Huixcolotla, Puebla, lynched a man, who was accused of trying to steal a van from the Abasto Central in the area.
Paramedics and municipal police officers confirmed the death of the young man aged about 35 years.
The events occurred next to the facilities of the Huixcolotla Auxiliary Police Command.
The Puebla Prosecutor’s Office confirmed to Animal Político «the uprising of a man’s corpse, the context is investigated». However, he only stated that a developing research folder was started.
According to an e-consultation report, the man was held and beaten to death, so once the municipal authorities arrived he no longer showed vital signs, and the alleged perpetrators fled.
From 2015 to 2018, at least 561 people were lynched in Mexico (121 died and 440 people were finally released or rescued), according to a report by the National Commission on Human Rights (CNDH) and the UNAM Institute for Social Research, released in May 2019.
Just last August 9, in the municipality of Tlacotepec of Benito Juárez, Puebla, a group of people lynched a man who was accused of being an alleged kidnapper.
It was Marique Tadeo, she was 35 years old, originally from Veracruz, and who lived in Tehuacán Puebla, where she worked as a satellite cable installer for companies such as Megacable.
A day after the murder, Puebla’s government noted that everything seems to indicate that it was not a criminal and that the people who provoked the lynching have already been identified.
Not being the first time such a fact has occurred in the entity, the governor called on the population not to get carried away by their emotions, since a lynching is not justice, but is «people acting under a state of emotion of bad faith».
With information from Itzel Valencia
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