On Saturday, January 28, the first deceased was registered in Lima. (Reuters/Sebastian Castaneda)
The Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences of the Public Ministry carried out this Sunday, January 29, the autopsy examination corresponding to the body of Víctor Raúl Santisteban Yacsavilca, who died the day before in the midst of protests in Lima.
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The autopsy certificate states that the cause of death of the 55-year-old man is “contusion and laceration of the brain, skull fracture and severe head trauma.” According to what was determined by the doctor who evaluated the body, this was caused by a “hard blunt element.”
Around the death of Santisteban Yacsavilca, a series of contradictions and suspicions have been woven that began with the statements issued by the Ministry of the Interior and EsSalud, where first one thing was said and then another.
In the January 28 protest in Lima, the level of violence escalated considerably. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
In its first statement, EsSalud said: “We regret to report the death of the adult with the initials VRSY, polycontusion and severe head injury (TEC), our staff did everything possible to save his life.”
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Almost an hour later, the health institution stated: “The patient was admitted to the Grau Emergency Hospital in poor general condition with a disorder of consciousness, presenting a sharp blunt wound in the right retroauricular region (behind the ear) as a result of a blow.”
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