A 27-year-old woman was taken into custody in Le Havre (Seine-Maritime) after calling the police to say that she had killed her companion. The facts happened late Thursday afternoon.
“A woman called on the 17th to say that she had killed her partner. The anti-crime squad visited the site. On his arrival, the partner, born in 1995, had died, victim of a stab wound to the heart, ”said a police source.
The young couple was not known to the police. The woman was taken into custody on charges of intentional homicide. The reasons for this act remain to be determined.
While women are overwhelmingly victims of violence within couples, men also suffer violence in proportions far from zero. A 2019 report from the Ministry of the Interior thus identifies 28% of men among the victims. Another older report, in 2017, shows that of the 151 people killed as part of a couple, 21 were men. But the men killed by their partner are sometimes killed in reaction to the violence they themselves have previously suffered.