The State prosecutor's office of Mexico has informed on Saturday of the arrest of a young man of 15 years for the femicide of the student Nazareth Baptist. A student of high school (baccalaureate) at the university of Chapingo, near the capital, agents of the prosecutor's office found his body on the 23rd of December on the grounds of the education center. The student, who was also 15 years old, had disappeared on day 19, and no one had come back to see.
The murder of the teenager illustrates again the vulnerability of women in Mexico. Beyond the ability of the prosecutors to arrest and prosecute the attackers, attacks, rapes, and murders happen year after year. At the moment, strategies of Governments to address male violence have not had a result.
Until the beginning of December, Mexico had recorded 916 femicides, more than in all of last year. In any case, the number of murders of women in the country is much higher. The femicides are murders committed against women for being women. The justice mexican does not qualify femicide all the murders of women, but associations against male violence, non-governmental organizations and international agencies coincide in pointing out that between nine and ten women die killed per day in Mexico. More than 3,500 per year, a trend that has not ceased to grow.
The first alarm messages in the case of Nazareth appeared in the chat groups of Chapingo, the 19 of December in the evening. Nobody had seen for hours, and his companions began to worry. At first he didn't gave it much importance. "Without being common, is that sometimes they warn of a missing student. I would say that once the semester goes by, but then they appear", explains Ivanna Carrillo, 19, a student at Chapingo for five.
But hours passed and no one closed the issue. Nazareth does not appear. A native of the State of Hidalgo, had started the high school in Chapingo in August. For the 19 of December, the majority of students had already left the campus. Had gone to spend Christmas at their homes. There were only a few waiting for their grades, or preparing for a final exam. Nazareth exhausted the past few days in Chapingo, before returning to Hidalgo.
The last time anyone saw her was the 19th in the afternoon in The Meche, a patio for outdoor dining is in the main campus of the university. Not far from your bedroom or your classroom, in the agricultural high school.
The following was already when they found his body, lifeless, on the evening of December 23. Agents of the office of the prosecutor of the State of Mexico and found in a small lagoon behind the building of the division of Forest Science, in front of the workshops agricultural mechanics. "It is a tank of water where they were going to produce tilapia," says Jerome Aldair Barnabas, of 19 years, secretary-general of the Student Council. "It was looking at the water to see the heavy metals and things like that."
Sources of the office of the prosecutor of the State of Mexico, detailed to THE COUNTRY that the agents sought in the lagoon because from the shore you could see one of the feet of the child, wearing a boot in black. When they recovered his body, they saw right away several wounds made with a knife or some weapon sharp. His skin had some scratches on it, signal that she had been dragged or that his body had crashed against the bed of the lagoon when the threw there.
In the middle of the holidays, the students of Chapingo went yesterday to the campus to march in protest for the murder of Nazareth and the insecurity in general in the university. This Friday, Ivanna Carrillo explained to THE COUNTRY that the students are accustomed to living in violent events. "It is not an isolated situation, the violence has always lived in Chapingo. Have last jan number of assaults and violations within the university. And it's not just gender, men also have lived it. The insecurity inside of you is tremendous. Living from many years ago because there are no security protocols. The monitoring staff is not trained, there are few cameras and are not in operation, lack lighting. It was only a matter of time that something happens as well".
Jerome Aldair added: "violence has always existed. Assaults are living day to day, within and outside the university. The raiders know that on certain dates they give us the scholarship, and theft hear more. And then, the theme of machismo is, of course, give the cases. There are students who bully, teachers who harass, workers who bully. It is like a Mexico chiquito".Updated Date: 28 December 2019, 16:00