Santiago, Chile, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Chilean Senator
Alejandro Navarro and indigenous leader Aucan Huilcaman accused several
police of unjustified violence in the murder of an elderly Mapuche man
and the wounding of two of his children.
Sgt. Juan Mariman, Cpls. Pablo Quezada and Gloria
Ferreira, and agents Jose Macaya and Hugo Guerrero were involved in the
incident on Monday.
The police cannot just come and kill someone, as if
saving an animal were more important than killing a Mapuche, the
Police sources said they were investigating theft of
cattle by a group of indigenous people.
The police aver that when they arrived at the home of
the Collihuin Catril and the Collihuin Llanculef families sometime
after midnight, the Mapuches attacked them with a shotgun and shovels.
However, none of the police showed signs of injury.
If they were attacked, at least they should have a
bruise, contended one of the daughters of the elderly man who was
She declared this time they will use anything in their
defense if the police again show up at their house.