Former mayor assaults radio reporter during interview, falsely accuses reporter of assault
The former official beat the journalist when asked about an accusation against him, filed during his tenure, of administrative irregularities. Del Castillo then destroyed the journalist's tape recorder by smashing it against the floor. The former mayor also hosts a news programme broadcast by the same radio station.
After the assault, Del Castillo filed a complaint against the journalist at the local police station, claiming that Chunga had attacked him.
IPYS verified that Chunga suffered bruising and that Del Castillo lied when he accused Chunga of assaulting him.
The journalist did not file a complaint against the former mayor for fear of reprisals.