Events An elderly man kills his wife who suffered from reduced mobility and then commits suicide in A Coruña

The investigation by the Civil Guard into the death of two elderly people in Sigüeiro (Oroso, A Coruña) indicates that it is a case of sexist violence, in which the man allegedly murdered his wife and subsequently committed suicide, according to sources from the Civil Guard

Events An elderly man kills his wife who suffered from reduced mobility and then commits suicide in A Coruña

The investigation by the Civil Guard into the death of two elderly people in Sigüeiro (Oroso, A Coruña) indicates that it is a case of sexist violence, in which the man allegedly murdered his wife and subsequently committed suicide, according to sources from the Civil Guard. case cited by the Efe agency. It was their daughter-in-law, who went to attend to them daily, who found the bodies with clear signs of violence, as both had stab wounds.

The events occurred around 11:30 a.m. this Friday when the Civil Guard received a call from the 112 emergency service, alerting them of the appearance of two bodies in an apartment. The investigators verified that there were no signs of the presence of third parties in the home or that any of the accesses had been forced.

The main hypothesis became gender violence, which remained the only line of investigation after the bodies were removed and their first examination. The Civil Guard points out that the man killed the woman with a knife and later committed suicide. The deceased are a couple of octogenarians, she with reduced mobility for years.

If the sexist nature of this crime is confirmed, the total number of women murdered by their partners or ex-partners so far this year would rise to 55, 1,237 since 2003.

016 assists all victims of sexist violence 24 hours a day and in 53 different languages, as does the email 016-online@igualdad.gob.es; Assistance is also provided through WhatsApp through the number 600 00 00 16, and minors can contact the ANAR Foundation telephone number 900 20 20 10.

In an emergency situation, you can call 112 or the numbers of the National Police (091) and the Civil Guard (062) and if you cannot call you can use the ALERTCOPS application, from which a message is sent. Police alert signal with geolocation.