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The City Council has observed a minute of silence for this case of vicarious violence, which brings to 5 the number of minors whose parents have taken their lives so far this year

Benidorm condemns the murder of a 5-year-old boy by his father in the province of Girona

05 April 2024
Benidorm condena el asesinato de un niño de 5 años a manos de su padre en la provincia de Girona

Benidorm City Council showed this Friday its rejection and condemnation of the latest crime related to sexist violence confirmed in our country by the Government Delegation against Gender Violence, with a silent rally in the Town Hall square. It was headed by the mayor of the city, Toni Pérez, and numerous members of the Municipal Corporation also participated to show the unanimous rejection of this murder, committed in the province of Girona.


The victim is a 5-year-old boy whom his 27-year-old father murdered last Tuesday in the town of Bellcaira d'Empordà in the presence of his mother, whom he later seriously injured.


With this crime, the number of boys and girls who have been murdered by their parents so far this year in our country has risen to 5, which has already made 2024 the worst start to the year in history in vicarious violence. , the cruellest expression of violence against women. Since 2013, 55 minors have been murdered in Spain for this same cause.


The Department of Equality, headed by Councilor Ángela Zaragozí, recalls that Benidorm City Council has personnel specialized in gender violence to provide free advice to any woman who feels threatened. Likewise, she reiterates that the victims have the free telephone number 016, which leaves no trace on the telephone bill, although it is advisable to delete it from the cell phone call log. This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year and in 52 languages.