Minute of silence in Benidorm for the woman murdered in Gerona by her husband
Benidorm City Council has observed a minute of silence this afternoon in memory of the latest victim of gender violence, a woman killed last Friday in the town of Olot in Gerona. The mayor of Benidorm, Toni Pérez, has led the rally, in which representatives of the different political groups, municipal workers and associations have participated to show their strongest rejection of sexist violence.
This time it was a 44-year-old woman who was murdered by her husband, a 38-year-old national policeman, last Friday night. After committing the murder the man tried to commit suicide by shooting himself with a firearm, but he still remains alive. Their adolescent daughter was the one who found the bloodied body of her mother, already deceased, in the family home when returning at night, and she informed the police of what had happened. According to witnesses interviewed by the police, the woman had already been mistreated by her husband on previous occasions.
The Department of Equality reminds women who may be facing a case of abuse, who can go to municipal services or use the toll-free number 016 against gender violence. The call is not reflected in the telephone bill, but it is advisable to delete it from the list of calls from mobile phones.