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They are looking for those responsible for the murder of a Venezuelan child and young man

2021-10-11T23:15:21.619Z

The boy and the young man were detained by several people from the community at the time when, according to the version of those who were there, they were going to rob a commercial premises. Both Venezuelans were later found dead with a shot to the head. | Latin America | CNN



They seek those responsible for murdering a Venezuelan child and young man 2:55

(CNN Spanish) -

The Norte de Santander Police in Colombia offers the equivalent of more than US $ 26,500 for information that leads to the capture of those responsible for the murder of two Venezuelans, a 12-year-old boy and an 18-year-old young man. occurred on Friday in Tibú, a municipality in this department on the border with Venezuela.

The news was communicated this Monday by Colonel Carlos Martínez, commander of said police department, who added that an investigation has already been opened to clarify the facts.

The boy and the young man were detained by several people from the community at the time when, according to the version of those who were there, they were going to rob a commercial premises and their hands were tied with adhesive tape, according to the press team. of the departmental police.

Later, both Venezuelans were found dead with a shot in the head and a sign that read "For a thief," a police source told CNN.

In a video obtained by CNN, you can see the young people surrounded by several people, and you can hear how they indicate that they were going to "walk them through the city" and then hand them over to the authorities.

It is also heard to say that photographs can be taken to publish them on social networks.

In another video that circulates on social networks, you can see the two Venezuelans on the ground, apparently dead.

It is unknown who took the young men and then killed them.

This is part of the investigation, reported the Norte de Santander Police.

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Colonel Martínez indicated that they opened an internal disciplinary investigation, "as a matter of priority", due to the statements of various members of the community who say they have called the police several times to hand over the youth.

He also said that they are working with the Prosecutor's Office and that they have asked the Military Criminal Justice to "investigate from its competence" the facts surrounding the homicide.

As Martínez explained, in Tibú there is influence of illegal groups such as GAOR 33 of the Farc, as well as the ELN, the Clan del Golfo and the GAO Peluso.

CNN requested the reaction of the Foreign Ministry of Venezuela to these events, but has not yet received a response.

The UN Human Rights Mission in Colombia rejected the murder of the minor through its Twitter account this Monday: “We express condolences to his family.

We urge the authorities to investigate these events.

We call for respect for the life and protection of children ”.

The Colombian Ombudsman's Office demanded this Saturday on Twitter the prompt investigation of these events.

"Likewise, we call on the community to report any action contrary to the Law to the competent authorities, so that they are the ones that promptly prosecute those responsible," the message detailed.

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Source: cnnespanol

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