Reference image. The young woman suffered injuries to her head, face, legs, arms and ribs, for which the Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences gave her a provisional disability of 45 days. Photo: Pixabay
The judicial authorities indicated that they managed to send to prison a man who would have assaulted a woman for 18 days in a house in a sector of downtown Bogotá, the Attorney General’s Office charged this subject with the crime of attempted femicide for the systematic attacks against the young woman who almost lost her life.
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The Office of the Attorney General of the Nation indicated that the 15 and 17-year-olds intimidated their victim with a knife to subject her to their attacks, when she was traveling near a market place in Valle del Cauca
According to the judicial investigation, the man identified as José Antonio Barba Riaño would have contacted the woman through social networks and would have invited her to his place of residence located in the center of the capital:
“On December 21, the victim traveled from Neiva (Huila) to Bogotá to attend an invitation from the defendant today. Apparently, the couple met at a previously defined point and, later, they went to a house located in the Las Cruces neighborhood, in the town of Santa Fe, in the center of Bogotá,” they issued from the Prosecutor’s Office through a release.
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The man identified as Alexis Rodríguez Mancipe, alias Chely, would be in charge of carrying out logistics, arms supply and extortion collection activities.
The investigation shows that after the couple went to what would be Barba Riaño’s residence, he began to beat the woman and subdue her for more than two weeks. Despite the constant and harsh mistreatment of the young woman, he managed to escape and denounce her attacker.
“The woman suffered injuries to the head, face, legs, arms and ribs, for which the Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences gave her a provisional disability of 45 days.”
After the woman’s complaint, personnel from the Technical Investigation Corps (CTI) captured Barba Riaño, who was presented by a prosecutor from the Bogotá Section before a guarantee control judge and charged with the crime of attempted femicide.
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In security cameras, it was recorded how the criminal entered with complete calm and ended up taking the means of transport valued at more than two million pesos.
Although the man did not accept the charges, the seriousness of the accusation forces him to comply with the measure of imprisonment in prison.
Gender violence is a worrying issue in the country, the previous year the Attorney General’s Office reported a total of 180 femicides that occurred in 2022, while the Colombian Femicide Observatory has indicated that the figure would reach 600. It is for this reason that The authorities invite women who are victims of any type of violence by their partner to report through the different service channels.
Complaints or alerts can be made through the lines: 123, to the number 155 specialized in gender violence, or to 143 for intrafamily violence. All these lines are free and open 24 hours a day.
The information revealed by the Antimilitarist Feminist Network showed that April was the month with the most femicides, with 62 cases. On the other hand, in January 55 showed up, in February, 57; in March there were 42 femicides. Subsequently, in May 50, in June 34 cases were presented. Later, for the second semester of the year, in July 42 femicides were committed; in August, 43, in September 49 cases were registered, for October there were 55 femicides, for the month of November, 57; finally, in December 55 showed up.
Among the data in the report, it was learned that the department where the most violent deaths of women occurred was Valle de Cauca with 95 cases, followed by Antioquia with 88 femicides and the city of Bogotá ranked third with 82. These are followed by Atlántico (47), Cauca (39), Santander, Magdalena, and Bolívar, with 24 cases each. After Norte de Santander registered 23 femicides, Cesar (17), Córdoba and Tolima with 16 cases; Sucre (13), Arauca and Cundinamarca (12), Huila (10), Nariño and Quindío left the balance of 9; Casanare, Guajira, Risaralda and Putumayo 7; Meta with 6 femicides, Caquetá 5, Chocó 3, Boyacá 2 and Guaviare presented a case.
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