Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Police arrest two suspected instigators of Puebla lynching

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of being the main instigators of the August 29 lynching of two innocent men in San Vicente Boquerón, Acatlán de Osorio.

One of the two, identified as Manuel N., died a few hours after being detained. An official explained that the man succumbed to cirrhosis of the liver.

The other, Petronilo Raymundo N., was charged yesterday with homicide, property damage and injuring public officials and is being held in preventative custody.

Wednesday’s lynching was recorded on video and posted online by several witnesses, giving authorities the opportunity to identify the two men as the instigators of the lynch mob.

The victims, a 56-year-old man and his 21-year-old nephew, were accused of being child kidnappers. The two were detained by local police but local citizens took them by force , tied them up, doused them with gasoline and set them on fire in front of the police station.

Source: El Universal (sp)

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