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Mexican mob lynches Honduran man

02 March 2016, 15:14

Puebla - An angry mob has lynched a Honduran man in central Mexico suspected of trying to kidnap someone, in the latest case of deadly vigilante justice in the country.

When police arrived at the town of Chapulco on Monday, the crowd of some 300 people freed the 32-year-old Honduran, "who was taken immediately to a hospital, where he died," Puebla state public security chief Jesus Rodriguez told reporters.

Two other men who were suspected of taking part in the kidnap attempt were injured, Rodriguez said, without specifying their nationality.

Townspeople claimed that it was the second time that the suspects tried to kidnap the same person.

Also read: Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo's wife says he's ill

The Honduran man is the seventh person to be lynched in Puebla state since 2015. Nearly 40 other people were rescued during mob beatings in the past year.

In a case that shocked the country in October, two brothers who were conducting a survey in the town of Ajalpan were beaten and burned at a public square after people accused them of trying to abduct children.

Such killings are also commonplace in the southern state of Chiapas, where at least 11 people have been lynched since 2012.



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