Crouched in the lower part of the pantry of her house, hidden between sheets and blankets; crouching, covering her head with her arms and wounds on her face. This is how the Local Police of Murcia found yesterday a victim of gender violence whom his partner had locked with latch and for whom there were no previous complaints of mistreatment. The alleged assailant was arrested at the same time and the case is under investigation.
About 4:00 pm on Monday, the police in Murcia received a phone call: "It was from a neighbor in the neighborhood of Carmen, apparently an episode of male violence was taking place." The unit of Citizen Security and Motorcyclists arrived at the house at about 4.30 pm and there opened the door N.B, 29 years old and of Moroccan origin. "He was very agitated and admitted having argued with his wife, Spanish, and said he had left with a friend, the agents suspected, because of the professional experience they accumulate, and asked to speak with her." However, they have these same official sources, the man responded evasively and incoherently: "That he did not have the cell phone, that he had lost it … The agents asked if they could access the home." The man refused and said that "they would only enter with a court order".
The security forces then spoke with several neighbors, who claimed that the fight had been "very strong" and that the woman, who "was in her thirties", had not left the house. "That is why the agents decide to access the home, to which the alleged aggressor has an active resistance, for his safety and that of the agents, they immobilize him." Upon entering they found a six-year-old boy, "apparently the son of the couple", and another person who "in principle has nothing to do with the facts," who said he had heard the screams, "but did not give details" .
When inspecting the house, they found the woman locked up "and covered with several blankets inside a pantry cupboard whose door was locked with a latch on the outside". According to research sources, he had "multiple erosions, bruises and redness, it is understood that throughout the body. "The victim, once out of the pantry, said that she had caused them, but the agents asked the child:" The child said that his father had beaten his mother, who she had fainted and then had poured water over his head to wake him up. The companions then proceeded to arrest the man. "
The alleged assailant was transferred to the Carmen district police station [el más poblado de la ciudad de Murcia, al sur del río Segura] for the investigation of the proceedings, and the victim, together with her son, were placed at the disposal of the family protection and care team that "he stays in charge of care, assistance and advice". The Local Police of Murcia does not have prior complaints: "Some neighbors told us that it was something usual, but she did not want to file a complaint, although it is done by itself, now the case is in the hands of the National Police."
The police of the Murcia capital posted a tweet, removed during the morning of this Tuesday, in which the victim was seen when they found it next to the text: "This afternoon, units of Citizen Security and Motorcyclists, intervene in gender violence where the woman is found hiding in a closet under blankets with injuries to her face. # NiUnaMás #NiUnaMenos #DENUNCIA 016 092 112 #BastaYa ".