Two men held in connection with murderFriday, December 23, 2016
Brutal femicide shocks Misiones province
Last week a 47-year-old woman was brutally murdered in the city of Garupá, Misiones province, after being tortured and sexually attacked by two men who have been arrested by police.
The victim, identified as Irma Ferreyra Da Rocha, died after agonizing in the local hospital, where she was carried by a neighbour who found her under a bridge of the Villa Bonita neighbourhood, in the surroundings of the provincial capital, Posadas.
The man heard the victim screaming and immediately went to rescue her. She found her laying, with her body bleeding and severely wounded.
A woman is killed once every 30 hours in Argentina, according to the Permanent Assembly for Human Rights, an Argentine non-profit group.
Argentina’s Supreme Court recorded 286 murders of women “as a result of gender violence” in 2015. Of the victims, 18 percent were under 20 years old and 43 percent were between the ages of 21 and 40.