Girl, seven, begs doctors to let her die after horrific injuries from ‘years of parent abuse and uncle who raped her’ in Mexico
- ‘Yaz’, seven, was hospitalized after being severely beaten on August 21
- The girl has since been in a serious condition in the hospital in Puebla
- Police have detained her parents and are hunting an uncle who allegedly raped her
- But questions have been raised about the handling of the case by journalist and activist Frida Guerrera, who believes more should have been done earlier.
A seven-year-old sexual abuse victim pleaded with doctors to let her die while being treated for horrific injuries reportedly caused by years of abuse by her parents and an uncle.
The child – named only Yaz – has been in a serious condition at Hospital de Las Margaritas, in the state of Puebla in eastern central Mexico, since she was hospitalized after being severely beaten on August 21.
The young girl told doctors ‘I want to die, don’t heal me anymore’, as she was admitted, adding, ‘I don’t want to go back to my parents so they can keep hitting me.’
A neighbor took Yaz to hospital where she was diagnosed with internal bleeding, signs of rape, cigarette burns and a collapsed lung.
Her parents – Alejandra N. and Rafael N – are under investigation for the attacks after it was revealed that the victim’s 3-year-old sister died under suspicious circumstances in June 2020.
The girl’s parents have since been detained and the police are hunting one of her uncles who is wanted for allegedly raping her.
Rafael N and Alejandra N (left and right) are being investigated for sexually assaulting their seven-year-old daughter Yaz, who is in a serious condition at Hospital de Las Margaritas, Puebla State, where she allegedly begged. doctors to let her die
The girl has previously been admitted with signs of trauma blows and serious injuries all over her body dating back to 2019, as well as February, May and August 2020. Still nothing was done.
In August, she was admitted with burns to her buttocks that destroyed part of the muscle so severe that doctors had to perform a transplant.
In February she presented herself with her legs cut. Yaz’s father, dubbed ‘Rafael N’ by the local media, told doctors she did it to herself.
Activist Frida Guerrera brought the case to Mayor Claudia Rivera Vivanco to involve Yaz in the municipal Development of Family Integrity (DIF) program that will now handle the case and custody of the minor.
The DIF has also reopened the case of the younger sister’s death, previously believed to have been accidentally suffocated.
According to the Prosecution, the father had filed for custody of the girls, arguing that their mother had cut the girls, but the request was denied.
However, Frida Guerrera believes that the father took Yaz to live with him and the mother denied all contact with her, Mexican news channel Proceso reports.
Initially, the prominent women’s rights activist said that in the early reports she believed that it was the mother who was the aggressor towards her daughter.
She changed her mind when she learned that this assumption was based on two witnesses – the girl’s father and his current partner – who was previously Alejandra’s neighbor.
When Guerrera interviewed the special prosecutor, she realized they were unaware that the father had allegedly let Yaz live with him since July 2019.
Frida Guerrera, a prominent women’s rights activist, has spoken out on the case and used her followers to involve Yaz in the municipal Development of Family Integrity (DIF) program that will now handle the case and custody of the minor
Guerrera reported that Alejandra was only told about her daughter’s death, and raised questions against the Puebla government that she said did not carry out the investigation thoroughly enough.
She also claims that the government’s arrest of both the mother and father is an attempt to silence criticism of the handling of the case, and why they did not act when concerns were raised in February, May and August about the welfare of the girls. .
‘If the Puebla authorities had been doing their job since January, the first moment there was evidence that the girl had suffered sexual assault, the girl would not be in the hospital by now and Mitzi (her little sister) would not be dead’, said the activist.
‘Of course there is an institutional responsibility in that,’ she emphasized.