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Madrid Man Kills Ex-Partner and Three-Year-Old Daughter

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An ambulance driver still in shock at the scene of the Madrid killings. Image: Twitter

A man in Madrid killed his ex-partner and his three-year-old daughter in a possible case of gender violence

In what is being looked into as a potential case of sexist violence, the police have detained a man in connection with the stabbing of his ex-partner, a 25-year-old woman, and their 3-year-old daughter this Monday morning in a building on Jacobeo Street in the Madrid neighbourhood of Carabanchel.

According to police sources, the 24-year-old man was arrested after he was found in the same house where the bodies of the woman and the girl were discovered with stab wounds to his neck. He was given a serious prognosis and was taken to Hospital.

It is believed that he attempted suicide after killing the woman and the girl with a knife.

The woman’s body was found by police in the garage of the property, while that of the girl and the injured man, whose 
current relationship with the woman is still unknown,  were discovered inside the house. 

The girl had injuries to her neck, while the woman had injuries to her chest and different parts of her body, according to Emergencies Madrid.
According to what the neighbours of the victims have indicated to TVE, the couple were in the process of separating, and the man no longer lived in the house, but it is unknown if there were previous complaints.

The  investigation of the event, which occurred around 12:30 a.m., has been taken over by the National Police , which is investigating it as a possible sexist crime. If confirmed, it could be the 53rd sexist murder committed in Spain so far this year.

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 600000016, and minors can contact the Anar Foundation telephone number 900 20 20 10.

In an emergency situation, you can call 112 or the national police (091) and the Guardia Civil (062) telephone numbers and, if you cannot call, you can use the Alertcops application, from which you can Sends an alert signal to the police with geolocation.

The Spanish authorities are analysing the situation to find new solutions to combat the surge in assaults on women. In 2022, there were 459 reported hate crimes motivated by sexual orientation or identity in Spain.

It is important to note that these crimes are not limited to Spain and are a global issue. It is crucial to raise awareness and take action to prevent such crimes from happening.

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