Posted on13. June 2022, 09:32
The crowd accused the victim, Daniel Picazo, of wanting to kidnap the children. They pulled him out of the police car and dragged him onto the field.
Rumors spread in chat groups that the 31-year-old would like to kidnap the children.
The city of Huachinango is located 170 kilometers northeast of Mexico City.
A crowd burned a man (31) alive in Mexico. “This is not justice, this is barbaric,” Huachinango, Puebla state council said on Sunday. The crowd accused Daniel Picazo – a former adviser to the Mexican parliament – of wanting to kidnap the children.
The police were powerless
Police officers tried to drive the 31-year-old to safety in a police car – but the man was pulled out of the car and around 200 participants prevented the police from coming to his aid. The crowd dragged the victim onto the field, poured gasoline over him and set him on fire. The man’s van was also burned.
The authorities were only able to recover the man’s cremated remains after the crowd dispersed. According to the city administration, residents joined groups of messengers on news that the alleged criminal wanted to kidnap children in the city.
According to the Mexican parliament, the dead man worked there as a consultant until March. He condemned the murder, as did the conservative National Action Party (PAN), for which the deputies the man mainly worked.
Lynchings are not uncommon in Mexico. According to the National Human Rights Commission, 43 people have been killed and 173 injured this year.
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