Feminist groups called this February 6 for marches in various parts of the Mexico state, this after it was released the femicide from Lourdes, a 13-year-old girl who was found dead nearly a week after she went missing.
After starting his search, from January 30 of this year, on Friday February 4 The body of the 13-year-old minor was located. which showed traces of physical violence and sexual assault, according to police sources.
The mother of the minor sought to file a complaint on the same day of the disappearance of little Lourdes in the subdivision Walks of San Juan. However, the authorities were negligent and refused to open the investigation folder, it was not until five days later, that is, on February 3, that the mother was able to file the complaint so that the investigations could begin.
Despite all the descriptions of the little girl and the efforts of activists, neighbors and relatives, the girl was not found until almost a week after her disappearance.
According to information circulating on the portals of various feminist collectives in the State of Mexico, the alleged femicide, Luis “N” he was released the first time he was arrested, this, according to the prosecution, due to lack of evidence.
It was not until Thursday, February 3, that, thanks to a video from the surveillance cameras, evidence was found to arrest him. As recounted by a collective of the State of Mexico, in said material it is possible to see that the man presumably puts the girl in a van. During his arrest, the alleged culprit of the femicide asserted that the little girl was alive at the address he provided to the police.
According to information from the authorities, a video that incriminates him was located on the defendant’s phone. After the man’s statements, the police officers went to the home where they found the minor, already lifeless.
Although the accused is currently in detention, the family fears that Luis “N”, who was arrested as an alleged femicide, he can be released, given that, according to the complaints, he is the son of a police officer.
Zumpango is one of the 125 municipalities of the State of Mexico, one of the entities with the highest rate of femicides in the country, only at the end of 2021 were counted 132 crimes typified as such.
It should be added that since 2015, the EdoMex is under gender alert. Although the municipalities with the highest rates of incidence of this crime are Ecatepec, Naucalpan, Chicoloapan, Tultitlan, Texcoco, Chimalhuacán, Toluca and Nezahualcóyotl; the truth is that crimes of this type occur in the entire demarcation of the entity, as is the case with Zumpango that with the case of Lourdes it already accumulates three recent femicides, the other two were registered in the months of May and August of last year.
Besides, the Violence against women and girls in the State of Mexico It is not a singularity within the country, in fact it is one of the main challenges faced by many of the state governments and a red light at the federal level, on January 25, 2022, Rosa Icela Rodriguez, head of the Secretariat of Citizen Security (SSC), pointed out that although, in December 2021 there was a decline in the incidence of family violence (17%) and femicide (7%), progress has not been “enough”.