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The couple found dead in Villena (Alicante) is being investigated as a sexist crime

The couple found dead in Villena (Alicante) is being investigated as a sexist crime
The couple found dead in Villena (Alicante) is being investigated as a sexist crime

The Villena City Council (Alicante) has called for a minute of silence this Saturday, at 6:00 p.m. in the Plaza de Santiago, and decreed three days of official mourning to show their “strong and absolute rejection” the one being investigated as sexist crime occurred yesterday in the town.

The flags of the City Hall are flying at half-mast in protest against this event, which has ended with the life of a 67-year-old woman, a local residentat the hands of a 69-year-old man, who was found hanged at the same address.

In addition, events organised by Villena City Council and the institutional representation of the municipal Corporation in events organised by other entities have been suspended.

Sources from the Civil Guard reported yesterday that All lines of investigation are open to clarify the causes of the death of this couple.of Spanish nationality and of whom there was no history of VioGén, although other sources close to the investigation insisted that The first hypothesis is that this is a new sexist crime.

The mayor of Villena, Fulgencio Cerdanhas stated that society as a whole must “close ranks against gender-based violence, an unbearable social scourge, a situation unworthy of modern, fair and equitable societies” and has requested that the public authorities with the authority “take new measures against violence against women.”

The municipal corporation has sent its condolences to the family and friends of the victim and joins in strongly condemning this crime.

In so far this year, The Government Delegation against Gender Violence has confirmed the sexist nature of 19 murdersa figure that would rise to 20 if this crime is confirmed.

The latest update on these cases includes the three victims of last Saturday in Las Pedroñeras (Cuenca); Zafarraya (Granada) and Fuengirola (Málaga).

016 is available to help all victims of gender-based violence 24 hours a day and in 53 different languages. The same can be said for the email address [email protected]. Assistance is also provided via WhatsApp through the number 600000016. Minors can call the ANAR Foundation at 900 20 20 10.

In an emergency situation, you can call 112. You can also call the National Police (091) and Civil Guard (062). If you cannot call, you can use the ALERTCOPS application, which sends an alert signal to the Police with geolocation.

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