Girl dies after riot in Chenalhó, Mexico

The 12-year-old had a bullet wound in the head and died at the hospital.

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English 27/05/2016 11:36 Oscar Gutiérrez/Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas Actualizada 11:42

A girl identified only as Adriana died as a result of a bullet wound sustained in the head after a combat yesterday between the followers of the former mayor of Chenalhó, and her successor, Miguel Sántiz.

The Office of the Attorney General of the State of Chiapas reported that 19-year-old José Cruz Gómez and 41-year-old Javier Cruz López, who were also wounded, were arrested for the murder of the girl.

The relatives of the 12-year-old girl are supporters of Rosa Pérez.

Other wounded in the clash were identified as Enrique Sántiz López, Eduviges Sántiz Cruz and Florinda Cruz López.

According to the authorities, it all began when sympathizers of the new mayor returned to their residences in the area of Puebla, only to find that they were set on fire by the followers of Pérez, who then attacked them.

Pérez was dismissed as mayor after a series of protests and alderman Sántiz was elected as her successor.