A sit-in in front of the Government Palace of Chiapas in Tuxtla Gutiérrez established by relatives of femicide victims on May 20, 2023.Damián Sánchez Jesús (Cuartoscuro)
A new sexist murder has once again dressed the State of Chiapas in black. A 30-year-old woman was doused with gasoline and burned alive by her partner after an argument, this Saturday, at her home in the community of Llano Largo, in Tonalá. The victim was immediately transferred to the General Hospital Dr. Juan C. Corzo, in the municipal capital, but doctors could not reverse the damage caused. Guadalupe 'N' has died three days later, this Tuesday night, as a result of the severity of the second and third degree burns she had on her body.
The State Attorney General's Office has opened an investigation folder against the alleged murderer, a 29-year-old man identified as Guillermo 'N' who fled after the event. The Istmo Costa District Attorney's Office is collaborating in the search work, in coordination with the Prosecutor's Office against Femicides. The institution has detailed in a statement that the experts in Field Criminalistics have already carried out the lifting of the body, "in order to be transferred to the facilities of the Forensic Medical Service to carry out the protocol of Necropsy of Law with a gender perspective".
The collective 50 + 1 of Chiapas has denounced the latest episode of violence against women in the State and has called to support the so-called Malena Law, which owes its name to the victim of acid violence and activist María Elena Ríos, with which it seeks to make visible and punish this type of attacks at the federal level.
In fact, in Mexico City, last January the deputy of Morena Marcela Fuente presented a bill in the local Congress to modify the Criminal Code and the Victims Law to include this assumption, which until now was only considered an aggravating factor of a crime of injuries. The proposal now considers them an attempt at femicide in case of causing serious harm to the victim, and could be punished with up to 30 years in prison.
Between January and April 2023, there have been 281 femicides in the country, according to the latest data available from the Federal Security Secretariat. The State of Mexico tops the list with 36 homicides, while Chiapas ranks eighth in the tragic statistic with 12 sexist murders, which since Tuesday add up to that of the young Guadalupe.
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