The National Police arrested a 37-year-old man in Estepona (Málaga) who allegedly tried to burn his wife and his minor daughter alive. In the initial investigation, the suspect learned of the woman’s intention to end the two-year relationship. After this, he poured gasoline on the woman and the woman and set fire to the house they were in, but the two got out unharmed. The judicial authorities ordered the imprisonment of the aggressor, who has many records of sexual violence.
According to the story of the investigators, after dousing them in gasoline and pouring the same substance inside the house where they were inside, the investigator threw away the cigarette butt that set it on fire, although the victims escaped from the building unharmed. , assisted externally. of neighbors. and acting police officers, the National Police showed in a statement.
This is a 091 call from the National Police reporting an episode of gender violence in the city of Malaga in Estepona. Agents from the Citizen Assistance Group were dispatched there, finding two women soaked in gasoline outside their home.
The incident was triggered when the woman informed her partner of her intention to end the two-year relationship. The intruder reacted by beating the woman and then poured fuel on her son and burned the house with a cigarette.
Due to the events, the patrol arrested the man and requested the presence of the fire extinguishing services and the officers of the Family and Women Care Unit (UFAM) of the Estepona Local Police Station, so that the victims can be helped by specialized staff.
The injured, who were able to get out of the house before being hit by the fire, were accompanied by UFAM agents to a medical center, to later file the corresponding complaint and be transferred to a shelter.
The person under investigation, who has many records of similar events, was placed at the disposal of the judicial authority as accused of committing a crime of abuse in the family environment. The court ordered his imprisonment.
The method used by the aggressor is reminiscent of the case of Ana Orantes, who 25 years ago denounced on Andalusian public television the 40 years of abuse she experienced with her ex-husband and, later, was burned alive this. Orantes’ story has sparked a social conscience and a public debate like never before. Hundreds of thousands of women have found themselves recognized by it. Given its first name: domestic violence. Months after the murder, in 1999, a reform was made in the Penal Code and the Criminal Procedure Law that introduced ex officio prosecution of ill-treatment (without complaint from the victim), psychological violence as a crime and restraining orders.
Telephone 016 helps victims of sexist violence, their families and those around them 24 hours a day, every day of the year, in 53 different languages. The number is not registered on the phone bill, but the call must be removed from the device. You can also contact them by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and by WhatsApp at 600 000 016. Minors can contact the ANAR Foundation by calling 900 20 20 10. If it is a emergency situation, You can call 112 or the National Police (091) and Civil Guard (062) phone numbers. And if you can’t call, you can use the ALERTCOPS application, where a Police alert signal is sent with geolocation.