Mexico City - Security has been stepped up in the Mexican town of Cohuecan after hundreds of local people lynched seven suspected criminals there, authorities of the south-eastern state of Puebla said on Thursday.
The victims were suspected of kidnapping a farmer, for a motive that was not clear, on Wednesday.
Police pursued the abductors, who abandoned their car and the farmer inside it, local media reported.
A mob got hold of two of the fleeing suspects, beat them and hung them from a tree.
Local people also forced their way into the police station, took three suspects out and lynched them as well.