02/21/2021 4:33 PM
Updated 02/21/2021 4:42 PM
A 22-year-old girl was
stabbed to death
in La Banda, Santiago del Estero.
Because of the femicide, they are looking for their partner, who
ran away after the attack
The incident occurred this Sunday morning, when
Alejandro Roldán (26)
stabbed his partner, according to police sources explained to the Télam agency.
The attack took place in the town of Chaupi Pozo.
According to the sources, the victim, identified as
Verónica Escobar (22)
, died as a result of the severity of the injuries.
She was the mother of a 7-year-old girl.
At the scene, personnel from the Homicide and Complex Crimes division work to collect evidence, while police officers carry out a rake around the area to find the whereabouts of the accused of the crime.
"Vero was always an excellent student, super responsible, good, intelligent and even became a standard-bearer. She always sent the girl to school super neat, very well cared for," Paula Coronel Fonti told Nuevo Diario de Santiago del Estero.
The woman is an English teacher and had the victim as a student.
Last year he had reconnected as he gave his daughter virtual classes during the pandemic.
The prosecutor Natalia Saavedra, in charge of the Fiscal Unit of the Banda judicial department and the prosecutor Ximena Jerez, in charge of the Gender Violence Unit of the aforementioned jurisdiction, intervenes in the case.
In the last ten years in Argentina there is an average of one femicide every 30 hours.
According to statistics from the Office of Domestic Violence of the Supreme Court, in 2018 alone there were 278. Most murders occur in the homes of victims and are committed by partners or exes.
Where to call
Care for women in situations of violence.
Attention to Victims of Family Violence.