The Public Ministry (Prosecutor’s Office) of Peru reported this Wednesday on the opening of the investigation into the death of three people in the Junín region during the carrier protests that took place between the end of March and the beginning of April.
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The judicial entity explained that the Police of that nation included in the folder the inquiries about the death of a minor under 13 years of age who perished in strange circumstances and his body was found in the Yacus River located in the Jauja province.
Relatives of the boy detailed that he was fleeing from the police persecution against the protesters when he fell into the water.
The investigations into the death of the minor are carried out by the prosecutor Liz Santos, who carried out the removal of the minor’s body on April 1.
Regarding the other two deceased, it is a woman who was run over at the height of the Las Balsas bridge located in the province of Concepción and Jorge Maldonado, 82 years old, who perished when he did not receive his hemodialysis treatment in time at the hospital. Huancayo de Junín, center of the demonstrations.
However, Maldonado’s death was not reported to the National Police or the Public Ministry, the Prosecutor’s Office specified while denying the occurrence of a fourth death in the context of the protests.
In the statement issued by the Prosecutor’s Office, the entity included the people who were injured as the 27-year-old Frayan Toribio who suffered a serious injury to his right eye from a pellet; Erwin Romero, who also received injuries to one of his eyes; Diego Quispe, 21, and Armando Quispe, 53, who were hit by a vehicle; and five others injured.
The Ministry explained that 37 people have been detained so far, while an investigation was opened to find those guilty of theft and property damage.
The strike was organized in protest against the increase in fuel prices and, according to the organizers, they sought to eliminate competition with foreign carriers, direct the reservation of cargo for national unions, eliminate the selective tax on fuel consumption and review the highway and toll concession contracts.