Texas-born yoga teacher kills intruders in Chile home
SANTIAGO, Chile — A yoga instructor from Texas shot and killed two men who invaded her home on the outskirts of the Chilean capital, authorities said Friday.
The men broke into the bedroom of 61-year-old Hari Nam Kaur Khalsa, hit her with a weapon and tried to tie her up Thursday. But prosecutor Osvaldo Soto said she broke loose, grabbed her registered gun from under a pillow and shot them dead. Two other men escaped.
Soto said Friday that the instructor is free because she acted in self-defense. But he said that authorities have requested a security escort because “we fear that she might suffer some sort of reprisal.”
A profile on the yoga academy website says the instructor was born in Texas where she studied martial arts and sociology and has been living in Chile since 1979.