Mexican couple is burned to death by vigilantes who WRONGLY suspected them of attempting to kidnap an 11-year-old boy, in the second such attack in the country in three days
- An angry mob set a man and a woman on fire with gasoline on Thursday in Mexico
- The inhabitants in the town of Santa Ana Ahuehuepan intercepted the couple as they drove in a pickup truck, suspecting them to be children kidnappers
- The man died on the scene while the woman died in the hospital from her injuries
- It’s the second lynching in Mexico this week involving innocent people mistaken for child abductors
- The first one took place Wednesday when two men were beaten in the state of Puebla
- They were under police custody but a crowd attacked the station house and took them from their jail cell before burning them alive outside the command center
Three hundred Mexican villagers mistakenly took justice into their own hands, killing two suspects who they thought were going to abduct a child.
According to the mayor Ismael Gadoth Tapia, about the angry villagers converged in the middle of a dirt road in Santa Ana Ahuehuepan, a small town in the state of Hidalgo, and set a man and a woman on fire with gasoline on Thursday.
The 40-year-old man and woman in her 50s, whose identities haven’t been released, were beaten and set on fire. He died on the spot and the woman was transported to hospital where she died from the burns.
Their assassination is the second lynching that has occurred in Mexico in three days.
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Villagers look on as official surveys the area where a man and a woman were mistake for child abductors and lynched on Thursday in Mexico
The body of one of the victims in Thursday lynching. Four people have been innocently killed by mobs in Mexico, who have mistaken them to be child kidnapper
Authorities said both were lived in the region near the municipality of Tula.
Cops tried breaking up the lynching but couldn’t do too much but watch just like Wednesday afternoon’s deadly event.
Hidalgo public safety secretary Mauricio Delmar said at a news conference late Thursday that the rumors of possible abductions surfacing on various social media networks and Whatsapp were completely false and a collective psychosis had overtaken people and was costing lives.
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La tarde de este jueves pobladores de la comunidad de Santa Ana Ahuehuepan en el municipio de Tula retuvieron y lincharon a dos personas (un hombre y una mujer), a quienes señalaron de intentar robarse a un menor de edad, hechos que ocurrieron sobre la carretera Tula – Santa Ana Ahuehuepan.
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Officer look over the body of the 40-year-old man that was tortured and burned alive
On Wednesday Alberto Flores Morales, 53, and his nephew, Ricardo Flores Rodriguez, 21, were attacked by a furious mob, who forced them out of their truck and physically attacked them before police officers arrived.
A group of about 150 people then rushed a station house in the small town of San Francisco Boqueron in the state of Puebla.
The crowd was able to overpower the police and forcefully removed both men from the jail cell where they were being held for their security. They then paraded them outside and burned them alive.
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