A 39-year-old woman died at Montauban Hospital of stab wounds. The police opened an investigation for "spousal homicide" and placed the victim's husband in custody.

A 39-year-old woman died in the night from Thursday to Friday at the Montauban hospital in the Tarn-et-Garonne, following stab wounds, and her husband was taken into police custody. indicated the parquet floor.

An investigation for "homicide on spouse" opened

"We are potentially on a murder but there is still no certainty about the precise course of events," said the prosecutor. The woman, born in 1980, was taken to the hospital by her in-laws and her husband, born in 1977. She had been stabbed twice in the left and right flanks, under the ribs, according to the same source. According to the first statements of the entourage, the woman would have tried to commit suicide, says the prosecutor.

"But given the circumstances", an investigation for "spousal homicide" was opened, entrusted to the SRPJ of Toulouse and the police station of Montauban, adds the floor. The couple is part of the Traveler community and was on family property in Montauban at the time of the incident. In 2018, the Ministry of the Interior had registered 121 feminicides.