Feb 13, 2012

Rule of Law: Mexico mob kills three suspected kidnappers

BBC News - Mexico mob kills three suspected kidnappers: "Security officials in Mexico say three men have been killed by a mob for allegedly trying to kidnap a group of youths. Local residents in Chalco, near Mexico City, beat the men, doused them with petrol and set them alight. Police managed to save one of the three men from the mob, but he died later in hospital. Police described how locals came across the suspects as they allegedly tried to abduct a group of school children.

According to State Prosecutor Alfredo Castillo, a group of six women incited the violence by shouting: "Justice, justice, they're kidnappers!". The prosecutor described how residents rang the church bells and around 600 people gathered in the town's main square. A group armed with bars, clubs and bottles surrounded the three suspects and dragged them to the square, where they set fire to them. State officials said 23 people had been detained in connection with the lynching." read more

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