Three women were killed by their partners or ex-partners in the last 48 hours in Peru, which increased the number of femicides this year in the country, which to date and border the 140.
Local media reported that the most recent case occurred on Wednesday in the southern region of Moquegua, where a 43-year-old man, identified as Félix Mandamiento Escobar, brutally assaulted and killed the mother of his four children, Sonia Quispe Paripanca, 37 years old
The woman was found unconscious in her home by her children and she was still transferred to a nearby hospital, where she later died.
On Tuesday, another murder was discovered in the district of Asia, in the province of Cañete, about 120 kilometers south of Lima, where police officers and family members found the body of the young mother Esteffany Torres Miller, 24 years old.
Torres had been reported missing at Christmas by her relatives, after she did not return from her job at the usual time.
The intense search led to the home of Leopoldo Quiroz Campos, 44, who was a co-worker and ex-partner of the victim, and allegedly blackmailed her to resume the relationship with the broadcast of an intimate video of both.
Quiroz confessed that he killed Torres and then buried her in a silo inside her home, which was discovered by the victim's father.
The third case occurred on December 25 in a hotel in the populous district of San Juan de Lurigancho, in Lima, where Venezuelan citizen Celsa López Acosta, 34 years old and mother of two children, attended with Peruvian Luber Arteaga Delgado, from 49 years.
According to agents of the Directorate of Criminal Investigation of the National Police of Peru (PNP), both had argued due to her decision to end the relationship, so Arteaga shot him with a firearm on the head and chest , and then committed suicide.
Macho violence is pointed out by the Ombudsman's Office as one of the main threats to human rights in Peru, for which the Peruvian president Martin Vizcarra has said that combating it is one of the main objectives of his Government.