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    The local prosecutor’s office revealed that both victims were in fact innocent and did not participate in any sort of crime.

    A 150-strong lynch mob in a Mexican village burned two men alive; the pair were suspected of kidnapping children, The Sun reports.

    According to the newspaper, the suspects were initially apprehended by the locals in San Vicente Boquerón municipality and turned over to the police.

    Photos and videos that surfaced on social media appear to show how sometime later an angry mob stormed the police headquarters, dragged the duo outside and set them on fire.

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    The victims were identified as Alberto Flores Morales, 53, and his nephew, Ricardo Flores Rodríguez, 22.

    After investigating the incident, the local prosecutor’s office said in a statement that it “ruled out that the deceased had participated in some crime.”

    According to Fox News, this act of violence was likely caused by a rumor that’s been circulating in Mexico “over the years” about criminals abducting children in order to harvest their organs.

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