Triple homi­cide shocks Ar­gentina

The Myanmar Times - - World -

A MAR­TIAL arts in­struc­tor killed his ex-girl­friend, her sis­ter and her grandmother in Ar­gentina over the week­end, au­thor­i­ties said, days af­ter a mass protest against a bru­tal series of women’s killings.

Armed with a gun and a knife, the 30-year-old man went on a bloody ram­page at his ex-girl­friend’s home in the western town of Godoy Cruz, killing the three women and badly wound­ing a seven-month-old girl and an 11-year-old boy, in­ves­ti­ga­tors said.

The man then opened the home’s gas burn­ers and lit a can­dle, but po­lice ar­rived be­fore an ex­plo­sion could oc­cur.

The triple homi­cide comes af­ter thou­sands of Ar­gen­tines dressed in black protested on Oc­to­ber 19 against the bru­tal rape and mur­der of a 16-year-old girl, the lat­est in more than a year of mass marches to protest vi­o­lence against women.

Women’s rights groups have launched a move­ment con­demn­ing not only bru­tal vi­o­lence against women, but what they say is a cul­ture and so­ci­ety that val­ues them less than men. –

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