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A teenage boy and two men were lynched after being accused of robbery in Mexico on Saturday, Nov. 19.

In the latest example of mob justice in the Central American country, a 17-year-old teen boy, and two men, aged 21 and 22, were lynched after being accused of robbery in the municipality of Chalco, near Mexico City on Saturday, Nov. 19, Barron's reported.

According to the State of Mexico prosecutor's office, the witnesses' testimonies indicate that several people attacked the victims in retaliation for possible robberies.

The State of Mexico prosecutor's office is currently investigating the brutal attack.

Mob justice is very common in several parts of Mexico, particularly in remote areas where police are slow to arrive. However, lynchings in Mexico have multiplied in recent years as crime rates have risen.

Those responsible for the lynchings are generally not identified nor arrested.

In June earlier this year, a 31-year-old man was lynched by a crowd of 200 people in the central state of Puebla in Mexico. The man was lynched after accusations that a suspected child kidnapper had entered the town were shared widely on telephone messaging groups.

Even though the police officers interfered in the attack, attempted to rescue the victim, and placed him inside a patrol car, the mob forced him out and into a field. After forcing him out into a field, he was beaten, doused with gasoline, and set on fire while still alive.

Three years before, in 2019, seven men were beaten and burned alive after being accused of kidnapping in Puebla.

In a similar but unrelated incident, a Nigerian sound engineer was lynched and burned to death by a group of commercial motorcyclists on May 12, 2022, in Lagos, Nigeria, as previously reported.

The victim, David Sunday Imoh, a sound engineer, was on his way home from a club when he allegedly got into an altercation with a commercial motorcyclist, also known as Okada, at Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, over a disagreement.

The scene escalated into a physical fight between Imoh and the motorcyclist. More motorcyclists allegedly joined their colleague and attacked the victim until he became unresponsive. The motorcyclists then placed a burning tire on top of his body, poured fuel on the fire, causing the blaze to increase, and burnt him to death.

The Lagos State Police Command arrested four people same day in connection with the act.

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