A 4-year-old boy whose body was found hanging from a bridge in Las Talitas, Tucuman, defended himself against his murderer whom he apparently knew by trying to avoid sexual abuse, according to the main hypothesis that investigators are leading.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday afternoon, two men shot a group of Tucumán homicide police officers who were looking for evidence in the area where Benjamin Amaya was murdered.
After autopsy confirming that the victim introduced himself defensive wounds on the hands and face, investigators reinforce the trail of a crime committed in a sexual attack that has not been used, according to forensic findings.
A social leader's message in which he sends his condolences to his mother Benjamin Amaya, a 4-year-old boy hanged in Tucumán.
"These injuries are called defensive, that is, they occur when a person resists an attack, so they cope with the hypothesis that the child he was killed because he prevented torment and because he knew the attacker"he explained Télam spokesperson related to the cause.
While the child was "not raped," other reports were to determine whether "there had been any abuse," said a court spokesman who confirmed on the basis of the autopsy report that Benjamin was "alive when he was hanged on the bridge. "and"his death was the result of suffocation".
The court in Tucumán asked the community to clarify this fact and the fact that citizens who have something to do turn to the office of the homicide prosecutor, located in the criminal court at Aleja Sarmiento at 400, or please contact us on (381) 4979711 or (381) 153 950045 ", informed the prosecutor responsible for the investigation Alejandro López Isla.
"We would like the people to cooperate in providing information because This is an absolutely complicated casethat occurs in the middle of a hill on which it is difficult to collect data. If someone knows or hears something approaching – added a court clerk.
In all this, investigators emphasized that the hypothesis that the murderer knew that Benjamin was strengthened. "Family members agreed the boy never left home alone and that his family was very protected, "sources said.
The same spokespersons explained this It is almost excluded that the aggressor is a direct relativebecause everyone was at home when the child disappeared or met other people who ratified where they were. For this reason, the search includes the area.
Family members of Benjamín Amaya, a 4-year-old boy, were hanged in Tucumán. Daily Gazette Photo
On the other hand, the episode where they shot the police took place yesterday, about 19 years, when investigators traveled around the crime scene, located in Circunvalación and the North Channel, 500 meters from the house where the victim lived.
Under these circumstances, agents were attacked by men who shot them, although without hurting any of them, spokesmen explained.
The police drew their weapons and responded to the attack, then persecuted the aggressors, one of whom was arrested and the other escaped.
The prisoner was identified by sources as José Ignacio Robles (20), while his alleged accomplice, still a fugitive, is known by the nickname 'El Menor'.
One of the tips researchers are dealing with is this attackers can react to a drug dealer in the area spokesmen stated that due to the police being present, he could not carry out his usual criminal transactions since the day of the crime.
Benjamin disappeared on Thursday afternoon last week when he was under the care of his grandmother, who, not finding him, condemned this fact to the police, which led to searches that also affected his neighbors and family. The child was found shortly after hanging on the bridge.