the president of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO)met this Friday with the parents of Debanhi Escobar. As is known, this young Mexican woman was found dead inside the cistern of a motel in the state of New Lion, after 12 days disappeared. In the second autopsy carried out in this case, it is ensured that she was raped and murdered.
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“I already met with Debanhi’s parents this morning. (…) I spoke with it and made the commitment to help clarify what happened and that there is no impunity”, sentenced the Mexican president during his usual morning press conference, which this time took place precisely in Montereycapital of the northeastern state of Nuevo León.
López Obrador stressed that there will be no impunity in this case. “Zero corruption, zero impunity, whoever it is”, he sentenced.
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Are “very good people, a teacher, his wife, and as parents they are very hurt, broken”, López Obrador added during his usual morning conference on the meeting with mario escobar and Dolores Bazaldua.
According to a necropsy contracted by the family, the body of Debanhi, 18, “showed signs of sexual violence and died “before his body was introduced or thrown” to the water tank of a motel where he was found on April 21, said the Spanish newspaper El País, which had access to the document.
“This is a violent homicidal death”, assures the report quoted by the newspaper on Thursday.
The publication states that Debanhi’s family delivered the forensic report to the state prosecutor’s office on May 2.
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After the appointment with López Obrador, the parents of the law student will also meet this Friday with representatives of the Nuevo León prosecutor’s office; the state governor, Samuel Garciaand with the Undersecretary of Federal Security, Ricardo Mejiato meet their demands and know the progress of the case.
Debanhi’s case has caused a stir in Mexico and the world due to the image that went viral of her abandoned on the road on April 9 in the northern municipality of Escobedo, after leaving a party and taking a taxi.
Father accuses the prosecution
After the study was released, Debanhi’s father accused the Nuevo León prosecutor’s office of “filter” the document to the press and demanded the resignation of the heads of that dependency.
“I demand that if the prosecutor or the deputy prosecutor is leaking that information, I want his head, that they leave and get out of here”, Escobar stated Thursday night on the YouTube channel he opened to report on the case.
The incessant media coverage around the event, with videos, interviews with people linked and dissemination of all kinds of theories on social networks and variety shows, have contributed to “frivolize it” and convert it to a “media spectacle”, according to analysts consulted by AFP.
The report details that Debanhi’s body “presents traces of a recent violent vaginal intercourse” and that this “it is deduced from having found violaceous ecchymoses and bruises”in the outer area of the genitals, refers to the journalistic note.
The official autopsy does not mention or analyze possible signs of sexual violence on Debanhi’s body, points out El País.
hit several times
The report coincides with the first autopsy in which the cause of death was a “intercranial hemorrhage”, but details that the young woman has several head injuries and not just one as the official report suggests, the newspaper highlights. This pertinacity has not been disseminated in its entirety.
“Craniofacial contusions are of external origin to the body and because they are intense, repeated and with different angles of impact, it is deduced that they were caused by another person and that it is a violent homicidal death.”, details the report, according to El País.
The death of the young woman is investigated as a crime of femicide, after originally registering as a disappearance, and “has insisted” on “the homologation of a single opinion” based on the two studies, Undersecretary Mejía affirmed this Friday.
The case sparked unusual interest in Mexico, where the femicide crisis dates back to the 1990s and hits poor women especially hard. In the country, an average of ten women are murdered daily and many of these cases correspond to gender violence, according to official figures.
Experts believe that the death of Debanhi, a middle-class university student, brought this experience closer to more favored social sectors, generating a greater impact and social pressure.
In Mexico, on average, more than 10 women are murdered every day and in 2021 there were more than 1,000 femicides, gender-based crimes.
So far this year, the state of Nuevo León has registered a wave of disappearances with at least thirty women still unaccounted for.
With information from EFE and AFP.