Three child kidnappers are burned alive by villagers following the murder of an 11-year-old boy after his parents paid a $19,000 ransom

Three kidnappers who took an 11-year-old boy hostage and killed him after his parents paid a $19,000 ransom were slain after being pulled out of a Guatemalan police station by locals who set them on fire while they were still alive.

In the western town of Colotonango, Ovidio Méndez, 24, Selvin Pérez, 24, and Samuel Godinez, 38, were assassinated earlier this week.

According to the Guatemala National Police, the suspects kidnapped Freddy Méndez on August 12 and demanded a $19,500 ransom in return for his release.

According to Mail Online, authorities think the boy was the target of the kidnappers because his father, who is currently residing in the United States, frequently sent money home to save for the building of a new home.

Three child kidnappers are burned alive by villagers following the murder of an 11-year-old boy after his parents paid a $19,000 ransom

The abductors sent his family a photo that showed one of the suspects holding a shotgun with the child by his side. The family then paid the ransom, but the boy was never returned.

Angry residents captured the three suspects on Monday and turned them over to local authorities.

The group stormed the police station, overwhelmed the cops, and took one of the men by force to a wooded area. There, they beat him, dosed gasoline over his body, and finally set him on fire after he had confirmed that Freddy Méndez was dead from a shot to the head and buried in a pit.

Three child kidnappers are burned alive by villagers following the murder of an 11-year-old boy after his parents paid a $19,000 ransom

The villagers later returned to the station and dragged out the two remaining suspects, and also set them on fire

The angry villagers also set fire to the home of one of the suspects.

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