Chemical attack in Envigado may have been against the wrong woman

Chemical attack in Envigado may have been against the wrong woman
Chemical attack in Envigado may have been against the wrong woman

Envigado, Antioquia

The authorities confirmed that after the investigations into the incident that occurred in the municipality of Envigado, where A woman was attacked with a chemical substance while she was travelling with her partner; It was determined that the attackers got the wrong person.

Brigadier General Oscar Andrés Lamprea, Commander of the Metropolitan Police, said: “It seems that they made a mistake in the person. It is possible that they made a mistake in the person they were singling out themselves, in order to see the damage they were going to cause. That is why it is important, let us say, to mention only that.”

The alleged perpetrators were reportedly contacted in Commune 13, San Javier in Medellin, so that for 700 thousand pesos they would commit the crime in the El Salado sector, Envigado.

The man who carried out the attack on the 37-year-old victim fled and was picked up in a taxi boarded by two other individuals, where they were intercepted by the authorities. The three people involved have already been arrested.

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Given the circumstances, Authorities confirmed that they are making progress in their investigations to determine the identity of the woman who was initially going to be attacked in order to locate her and ensure a preventive security measure.

While the woman who was burned on the back and shoulders continues to receive medical attention after being discharged.

The investigation continues to determine who is responsible for the attack, while those arrested will be tried for attempted murder.

Rejection of violence against women

The Mayor of Envigado, through a statement, He regretted the act of violence “that affected the physical and emotional integrity of the woman” and called for respect for women’s rights.

“We reject and deeply regret that these acts of violence are taking place against our women. Respect for women’s rights and the elimination of violence against them are the objective of this Secretariat that seeks to make Envigado a territory free of violence,” said the Secretary of Women, Jennifer Quintero.

The violent event is worrying within the figures reported in recent days, where only In Medellín, between 2 and 3 attempted femicides are recorded every day.

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