Published On: Sun, Nov 26th, 2017

2 girls raped, 12-year-old sister killed in Chihuahua, Mexico

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A 12-year-old girl is dead after an assailant attacked her and raped her two young sisters in their home in the northern Mexico border city of Ciudad Juarez.

The prosecutor’s office in Chihuahua state says girl died of strangulation. The office did not give the younger girls’ ages, but local news media said they were 10 and 11.

The office said on Friday November 24 that the assailant is being sought, but did not say if he had been identified.

The attack occurred on Wednesday November 22, in a low-income neighborhood on the city’s west side (Chihuahua is the capital city of the state with the same name), near a desert area where the bodies of numerous young women were found dumped during the 1990s.

Human rights officials in Mexico say that the number of women and girls killed in the country since then has almost doubled.

Luis Raul Gonzalez Perez, president of Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission, declared on Friday November 24, that the number of women killed per year in Mexico has risen from 1,519 in 1990 to 2,813 in 2016.




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