They lynched a woman in Mexico who was accused of murdering a girl

The murder of an eight-year-old girl sparked outrage in the southern Mexican city of Taxco, whose residents lynched the alleged perpetratorin a case that deepens the security crisis in this tourist town devastated by organized crime.

The lynching occurred the following Thursday Dozens of residents blocked one of the city’s main roads, about 170 km from Mexico City, hours after the minor’s body was found on a road.

In a statement, the prosecutor’s office in Guerrero state, which includes Taxco, said Thursday that it is investigating the girl’s murder as a “feminicide” and “qualified murder” of the lynched woman.

“My solidarity goes to the family (of the minor), the future cannot be understood without justice,” wrote the governor of Guerrero, Evelyn Salgado, this Friday.

After the blockade The locals moved to a house where the woman was with two men and demanded that she be arrested by the police.

Previously there were ciA video from surveillance cameras circulated on the networks in which the woman and a man allegedly put a black bag in the trunk of a car. where the dead minor would be.

Since there was no arrest warrant, the residents removed the woman and two other men, one of whom was supposed to be seen in the pictures.

The three were beaten with kicks and sticks. The two men are in hospitals in Taxco, known for its colonial buildings and silver jewelry sales.

The police failed to prevent the lynching because the angry mob poured gasoline on them.

The girl disappeared on Wednesday and her mother received anonymous calls asking for money to release her, a relative told local media.

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In Mexico, there are numerous lynchings of suspected criminals by citizens every year. Security experts link this phenomenon to perceptions of impunity.

Organized crime-related violence observed in Taxco prompted the U.S. Embassy in January to order its staff not to visit that city.

In addition to Taxco, other communities in Guerrero are also affected by violence.

On March 14, two senior security officials in Guerrero resigned and the prosecutor was removed from office due to the crisis sparked by the police killing of a student.

AFP

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