In Morelia, police officers rescued an eight-year-old girl abandoned in a vacant lot in Tenencia Morelos, capital of Michoacán; the minor had not eaten for several days and had been blindfolded.
Thanks to a reporter from the C5 base, the presence of a minor abandoned by her mother in a vacant field was reported, so the agents immediately activated the rescue protocol to ensure the child’s safety.
The first thing they did was to give her first aid. Then, they transferred her to the Family Violence Attention area, where an investigation was opened to find the whereabouts of those responsible for the abandonment.
The Morelia Police, through a press release, informed that this action is an example of the commitment of the authorities to protect the life and integrity of minors at risk.
Mother abandons daughter to her fate, blindfolds her eyes
As if it were a game, a mother took her daughter to a vacant lot where she abandoned her blindfolded. Fortunately, she was rescued alive but in deplorable conditions because she had not eaten for days.
The girl spent days waiting for her mother to come back for her; she kept wandering, which was what saved her. Her whole story was narrated in the voice of the minor, who told the police how her mother took her to the site, after blindfolding her, waited for her, but never heard from her again.
She also said that she had not eaten for days, so they had to give her first aid to make sure she was okay, and they are going to investigate the identity of the woman who abandoned her for questioning.
Child abandonment in Mexico
Child abandonment in Mexico is a problem that has persisted for decades and continues to be one of the country’s main social concerns. According to figures from the National System for the Integral Development of the Family (DIF), in 2019, there were more than 12 thousand cases of abandoned children in Mexico.
This worrying phenomenon affects not only children but society as a whole, as it generates serious psychological, social, and economic consequences.
It is important to address this problem from different perspectives, including prevention and protection measures for minors and support programs for families in vulnerable situations. In addition, greater awareness and education on the importance of caring for and protecting children is required, as well as implementing effective public policies to eradicate child abandonment in Mexico.
According to data from the National System for the Integral Development of the Family (DIF), around 30,000 abandoned and neglected children are in Mexico. The abandonment of children can also put their safety and physical well-being at risk, as they are exposed to situations of danger and abuse.
In Latin America, Mexico is second only to Brazil in the number of abandoned children. Our nation has 1.6 million cases of abandoned children; of the 10 million 700,000 cases reported in Latin America, Brazil tops the list with 3.7 million cases.