Single mother Rosa Elvira Cely, 35, was raped and impaled during a brutal attack in the early hours of the morning. NTN 24
reported the victim managed to call the police, crying for help as she said : βIβm in the National park, they are raping me, they are raping meβ.
Police found her bruised naked body, which had been impaled, at dawn. She had been stabbed in the back. Police commander Luis Hernandez said "She managed to say that, after a night of drinks, had ridden a bike with a friend, who suddenly hit her head with a helmet. Until there she had an idea of what had happened."
Paramedics rushed her to hospital where she suffered a cardiac arrest.
reported Cely died four days after being admitted to hospital. She suffered a severe infection from the impalement.
Protesters who marched in honor of Cely demanded tougher sentences for rapists. They had the support of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos who tweeted his support for the march, saying "All Colombians reject any form of violence against women."
reported that 44-year-old Javier Valasco was arrested on Friday, accused of torturing and killing Cely. A second suspect was arrested on Sunday.