Three sisters who worked for Mexico’s government hospital system have been brutally murdered by their very own.
Their bodies were discovered in a house in the city of Torreón, the Associated Press reported on May 9th. All three victims, aged between 48 and 59, had been strangled to death on May 7th according to the Mexican Social Security Institute, the organization where two of the sisters worked as nurses.
The initial investigation led to the arrest of two local men in their 20s. Shockingly enough, one of them was a nurse himself. Another was a municipal employee.
According to Miguel Ángel Riquelme, governor of the northern border state of Coahuila, the murders had nothing to do with the victims’ occupation at the hospital: the motive was a robbery. However, the Mexican authorities did somewhat admit the violence against medical personnel has been on the rise since the pandemic began.
Nurses all over the country have been publicly attacked by those who believe they could spread COVID-19. The authorities urged the health workers not to wear uniforms or scrubs on the street.