A Mexican incapacity rights activist has died after she was attacked and set on hearth within the state of Jalisco, the native prosecutor's workplace mentioned Wednesday.

The mom of an autistic baby, Luz Raquel Padilla was a part of "I handle Mexico," a company of households with expertise in caring for folks with disabilities.

Three males and a girl doused the 35-year-old in alcohol and set her alight in a park within the city of Zapopan, prosecutor Luis Joaquin Mendez informed a press convention, citing witnesses.

Padilla died Tuesday from the "seriousness of the accidents" in a hospital in close by Guadalajara, he mentioned.

She had burns on 90 p.c of her physique.

In Mexico, a median of 10 girls are murdered day by day, in keeping with official figures. Many of those instances bear the hallmarks of gender-based violence.

"We condemn the homicide of #care activist Luz Raquel Padilla in #Jalisco, in addition to any type of violence towards individuals who defend girls's human rights and struggle towards gender-based violence," UN Ladies Mexico wrote on Twitter.

Padilla was dwelling underneath safety measures after threats from a neighbor.

She had posted on social media denunciations of a few of her neighbor's conduct, similar to listening to loud music, which affected her son's well being.

On Could 17, she posted images on Twitter of threatening graffiti outdoors her residence.

"You are going to die," and "I will burn you alive," the messages learn.

"How lengthy am I going to must dwell in concern that one thing might occur to me and my household," she wrote subsequent to the pictures.

The case is being investigated as a attainable femicide, mentioned prosecutors, indicating that the neighbor had been known as to testify.

Her son had been left within the custody of his grandmother, whom the Jalisco authorities would help, the workplace mentioned.

This 12 months a minimum of 43 folks have been lynched and 173 injured in mob assaults in Mexico, in keeping with a report by the Nationwide Human Rights Fee.


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