Politics is a tricky business that can get both scary and brutal at times. As per a report on Tuesday Alejandro Aparicio Santiago, the newly sworn-in mayor of a town in Mexico’s southern state of Oaxaca, was heading for his first official meeting and was suddenly attacked by a number of gunmen. The mayor breathed his last after being rushed to the hospital. Merely one and a half hour after taking the charge as the president of Tlaxiaco municipality, he was shot dead while on his way to the first ever monitoring session as the head of the local government. Sad but true.
Reportedly, this horrifying incident took place at noon when the mayor was walking down the street after the swearing-in ceremony where he was also accompanied by his advisers and staff. The reports further elaborates that Aparicio was immediately taken to the hospital after a severe wound was found on his chest. However, the doctors tried their best but were unable to save the mayor who was pronounced dead shortly afterward. Not just this, four other officials were also injured in the attack on Alejandro.
Alejandro Aparicio Santiago was a member of the National Regeneration Movement. According to consulting company Etellekt, Aparicio wasn't the only casualty in the country. In the last one year alone, between September 2017 and August 2018, 175 politicians were murdered in Mexico.