This Wednesday night, Municipal police rescued a woman in her 90s, whom her relatives had left on the street, so they took her to a family home for safekeeping.
The old woman referred to being from the state of Oaxaca and having arrived a few days ago since they brought her with the excuse that there were coronavirus infections in the zone.
The older woman named Maura had been on the street for several hours, so neighbors called the police, so the uniformed men went to the Tablas del Pozo neighborhood to go to her rescue and transfer her to the Casa Amor shelter for the elderly in DIF Ecatepec.
Due to the abrasions on his skin, an investigation was started for alleged abuse the old woman was subjected to.
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The woman said that she lived in Oaxaca with her brother but died and her nephews decided to bring her. to the State of Mexico.
Presumably the older woman she was tricked into sunbathing on the sidewalk, however when it started to get cold they no longer opened her, referred the portal The universal.
In addition, the elderly woman would be abused by her relatives since accepted that food was thrown at her and physically abusede, according to the aforementioned medium.
Users of social networks were outraged and reproached the lack of humanity of the relatives of the defenseless woman who could barely stand up due to her advanced age.
“I would like to have my grandmother with me so she could give me advice and pull my ear from time to time, but she’s gone”Said a user on the Facebook of the municipal president of Ecatepec, Fernando Vilchis, who announced the news.
Fines and jail for up to five years: the penalties for those who abandon the elderly in Mexico
With 464 votes in favor, two against and zero abstentions, the Chamber of Deputies approved a reform that sanctions with jail, from one month to five years, whoever abandons an older adult, having an obligation to take care of it.
The deputies also established that those who abandon an elderly person for no apparent reason, in addition to leaving them without resources so that they can attend to their needs, could also be subject to financial fines from 180 to 360 days, which could reach 44,359 pesos.
In the event that abandonment does not cause you any harm, Parental authority or guardianship will also be withdrawn, in the event that the offender is an ascendant or guardian of the offended.
It is also pointed out that the crime of abandonment of the elderly will be pursued at the request of the aggrieved party, but for the abandonment of older adults to be punished, first the approval of the Senate must be awaited and later the Federal Penal Code must be amended in its articles 335, 336 and 337.
It should be noted that the abandonment of older adults will be punished when it comes to a person who is unable to take care of himself, is ill or does not have the necessary resources to live.
“Let’s sanction anyone who puts older people at risk and let’s build a fairer scenario for its development. The proposed modification of the criminal law is another way to combat criminal negligence, ”said Moreno deputy Felipe Rafael Arvizu.
The deputies expressed that older adults are a population living in a constant struggle to integrate into society and so that their human rights are guaranteed.
To support these reforms, they mentioned that in the country live more than 15 million people aged 60 and over and seven out of 10 live alone, while 60 of every 100 older adults admitted to gerontological centers were abandoned.
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