A 42-year-old man nearly lynched in city hall streets high milpaMexico City, after neighbors beat him for being the presumed guilty of the feminicide of Cinthia16 years old, whom days before he had courted.
The case was made known on November 1 by journalist Carlos Jiménez, who indicated that the subject, identified as Hervei Peñaloza, had murdered the minor.
Presumably, the father of the minor indicated, the man wanted to have a relationship with his daughter, but he did not allow it because of the age difference, in addition to the fact that she did not want to be with the man either. Due to this, Hervei would have gone on October 31 to a home on Yucatán Street, where she tipped him several stab wounds to Cinthia.
The neighbors would have found out what happened, so they proceeded to look for him, arrest him and hit him multiple times all over his body. Supposedly, they wanted to lynch him to do justice on their own, but was rescued by the authorities.
Elements of the Citizen Security Secretariat (SSC) and the Mexico City Attorney General’s Office (FGJCDMX) would have attended the scene to carry out the corresponding inquiries.
So far it is unknown if the subject was arrested and if Cinthia’s case will be investigated as a femicide, since the Prosecutor’s Office has not shared any official statement.