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Five arrested after man mistaken for kidnapper and burned alive

Papatlazolco, Puebla — UPDATED: Five men have been arrested in the brutal murder of a man who was mistaken for a kidnapper. An investigation by the Attorney General of the State of Puebla lead to the group of five alleged responsible for his death.

According to the the Puebla State Attorney General’s Office, arrest warrants were issued for all five in the June 10 murder, when a group of residents detained the young man from his car while driving a residential street.

The group claimed his car was “suspicious” and mistook him for another person who was alleged responsible for the kidnapping of minors. The group beat him and later set him on fire on a basketball court in a public park while he was still alive.

The Attorney General of the State of Puebla clarified the identity and participation of those from the group of residents who allegedly participated in the events that lead to the death of 31-year-old Daniel N, a Puebla lawyer.

UPDATE: Two more people have been arrested in relation to the June 10 murder of Daniel N. Ricardo García Berdeja, the Undersecretary of Public Security of the Ministry of Security and Citizen Protection, said that two more subjects have been detained for their alleged connection in his death.

“The arrest of five male alleged perpetrators of this criminal event has already been obtained, who were already linked to criminal proceedings and, also, the arrest of two individuals allegedly involved in this event,” he said.

According to authorities, an audio with false information that circulated among inhabitants of Huachinango was what prompted them to react.

Daniel N worked as advisor to the National Action Party in the Chamber of Deputies. He was beaten and burned alive June 10, after being falsely identified as a child kidnapper.