The father of three children who allegedly were murdered by members of the army, has called for the case to be removed from the local prosecutor as he claims it is covering up the truth, Caracol Radio reported Sunday.
“I wish that they withdraw all investigations from [the Prosecutor General’s Office in Arauca] and send the case directly to Bogota because in Arauca they are covering things and trying to involve people who have nothing to do with it,” Jose Alvaro Torres said.
Torres said that he holds the army responsible and that it is untrue that civilians or groups outside the law are involved in the murder of his children.
The bodies of the three siblings, aged 6, 9, and 14, were found with signs of torture three days after they disappeared on October 14 in the municipality of Tame.
Sixty soldiers from the 5th Mobile Brigade are under investigation and are being questioned in the department capital Arauca.
DNA test have shown no traces of blood on the uniforms of seven soldiers suspended in connection to the crime.
The father added that he will not forgive what has happened as he wants justice and the full truth.