In Venezuela detained a group of children on suspicion of the murder of the military

In Venezuela detained a group of children on suspicion of the murder of the military

MEXICO city, March 22 — RIA Novosti. The Prosecutor’s office of Venezuela announced Tuesday the arrest of a group of children, suspects in the killing of soldiers of the Venezuelan army with the purpose of robbery.

According to the Ministry, arrested three teenagers-14, 15 and 17 years, and among them was an underage girl. Apart from teenagers, the gang consisted of at least two children 8 and 12 years of age, sent to special children’s institution.

The murder was carried out in Caracas on Sunday, when two soldiers came out of the restaurant to smoke. Children snatched them of their valuables and ran away, and when you try to catch them the military was attacked by the rest of the gang with the use of bladed weapons. In the end, two sergeants suffered multiple stab wounds, incompatible with life, according to the portal Universal.

On the increasing crime rate in Venezuela effect of the difficult economic situation in the country. According to the independent organization Observatorio Venezolano de Violencia, 2015 Venezuela finished at 90 homicides for every 100 thousand inhabitants, which is the highest figure for the country, not leading the military action.

Official Venezuelan authorities have always denied data on crime published by the Observatorio Venezolano de Violencia, stating that the purpose of these statistics is to discredit the image of the country. So, at the end of 2014, the attorney General of Venezuela, Luis Ortega Diaz called the figure of 62 dead per 100 thousand population, and Observatorio Venezolano de Violencia claimed that the authorities consider only those cases in which a criminal case was opened.