The meeting. Woman killed by ex-partner who attempted suicide


A 55-year-old woman died on Saturday evening in Saint-Joseph, in the south of Reunion Island, after being stabbed several times by her ex-spouse.

The facts took place at the victim’s home.

The alleged perpetrator attempted to end his life. He was “evacuated to a hospital to undergo surgery, his prognosis being engaged,” said prosecutor Caroline Calbo on Sunday.

An investigation was opened for “facts of murder on a spouse”, specifies the prosecution.

Several handrails removed

According to relatives of the victim, the fifty-year-old, mother of three, had felt threatened since the couple separated a short time ago. She would have also deposited handrails with the gendarmerie.

In March, an 85-year-old man stabbed his 78-year-old wife and their home help, a 57-year-old woman, to death in Reunion Island.

According to figures from the judicial authorities, Reunion is the third most violent department in France against women. In 2020, seven complaints were filed daily for domestic violence.

In 14 years, 51 women have been victims of femicide on the island. 38% of them had reported their attacker to the courts.


Source: Le Progrès : info et actu nationale et régionale – Rhône, Loire, Ain, Haute-Loire et Jura | Le Progrès by www.leprogres.fr.

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