A 21-year-old girl is one of the survivors of sexist violence in Colombia. His romantic partner sprayed thinner on him and set him on fire for refusing to wash the dishes in October last year, at his home in the city of Bogotá.
Is about Laura Vanessa Rincon who spent the December holidays in a medical center due to his delicate state of health caused by his attacker Andres Rivera as collected by the Noticias Caracol portal.
Hector Rincon the survivor’s father indicated that he feels helpless when he sees his daughter with her body bandaged for more than two months walking the corridors of a hospital in Bogotá.
Laura Vanessa has been hospitalized for 85 days and on therapy. In dialogue with Noticias Caracol, Héctor said: “Psychologically she is bad, very depressed, she is late in treatment because she is not eating and it is because of the depression she has.”
The family wanted the young woman to leave the hospital quickly and spend the Christmas holidays at home; however, this was not possible because the young woman must continue struggling to recover from the attack. For the father, while she suffers, the aggressor lives comfortably with a house arrest.
“That torture, pain day and night and during these festivities, she has no right to celebrate with her family, while the aggressor did spend the holidays very happy, very serene at home,” Hector lamented.
Laura’s parents reside in the municipality of Villavicencio and every week they travel to Bogotá to visit their daughter. They live off informal sales and Laura’s treatment is very expensive, so unfortunately they do not have enough resources and request financial help.
“A bucket of cold water fell on all of us, it froze us, the economic situation for us is quite difficult,” added the father.
The attempt to femicide it caused outrage in the population of Bogotá; However, a guarantee control judge decided last October to give the defendant a measure of home security by prison so as not to violate his rights.
“It is not necessary to go to detention instead of confinement, this would imply, because it is a more intense measure, which affects the rights of the accused in a more profound way, a violation of the principle of necessity,” said the magistrate.