Offenses against dental surgeon Gustavo Lima took place in August, in line with Albano Franco
The investigation for racial injury, for the crime of homophobia, against the dental surgeon Gustavo Lima is still ongoing. According to the delegate Ricardo Meirelles Bernardinelli, the list is “refining” to reach the authorship of the offenses against the boy.
This morning, Gustavo Lima was found dead at home in the Rita Vieria neighborhood. In an interview with Campo Grande News, his brother, Adriano Lima, said that the boy had been facing depression for years, a condition aggravated by the episode of homophobia he suffered on August 21st.
That day, Lima was working as a volunteer in the vaccination against covid-19 at Albano Franco, when a woman in line said that she did not want her daughter to be vaccinated “by this type of people: faggots”.
The delegate informed that he received images from the security circuit and the list of those vaccinated that day to identify the author of the offenses. “We received the list of people, we collected images of the vehicles, we are narrowing down the list to get to the authorship”, he said.
In principle, the investigation proceeds normally, now, with representation from Gustavo’s relatives. The death certificate will be added to the inquiry. The police report for the boy’s death must be processed at the police station in the Rita Vieria neighborhood and, if there is information that is of interest to the case of homophobia, they can be included, a resource called “borrowed evidence”.
In August, the boy, with the support of his mother, Tânia Mara Lima, decided to report the attack to the police. “We don’t want revenge, we just want the person to answer for the crime they committed,” said Gustavo.