Colombian officers say they’ve arrested the daddy of two of the 4 Indigenous youngsters who survived a aircraft crash that killed their mom and two different adults, then survived 40 days on their very own within the Amazon jungle
BOGOTÁ — The daddy of two of the 4 Indigenous youngsters who survived a aircraft crash that killed their mom and two different adults, then survived 40 days on their very own within the Amazon jungle was arrested Friday, Colombian authorities stated.
The Colombian Prosecutor’s Workplace confirmed in a message to Related Press journalists that officers arrested Manuel Ranoque, who’s the daddy of the 1- and 4-year-old boys within the crash and the stepfather of the 2 women, ages 9 and 13.
The assertion gave no particulars on the explanation, however media stories stated the case concerned allegations of abuse.
Astrid Eliana Cáceres, director of the Colombian Institute for Household Welfare, stated the state company had been working with the authorities.
“We discovered of the seize of the daddy of two Mucutuy minor youngsters and we imagine that the prosecutor’s workplace has operated inside the full framework of the legislation,” she stated.
Ranoque has been embroiled in a combat for custody of the kids with their maternal grandparents. Their mom died 4 days after the crash, in response to the oldest baby, Lesly.
The 4 siblings have remained within the custody of Colombia’s baby safety company since leaving the hospital after recovering from malnutrition and different illnesses.
Their maternal grandfather, Narciso Mucutuy, has accused Ranoque of beating their mom, Magdalena Mucutuy.
Earlier than authorites confirmed his arrest, Ranoque acknowledged to reporters that there had been issues at dwelling, however he stated he thought-about it a non-public household matter and never “gossip” for the remainder of the world.
When requested if he had assaulted his spouse, Ranoque replied: “Verbally impulsively, sure. Bodily, little or no, as a result of we did extra combat of phrases.”