DGSN reacted to the violent incident after a video documenting the crime went viral on social media.
A video documenting the rape went viral on social media, stirring a nationwide backlash and uproar to condemn the alarming number of sexual assaults in Morocco.
DGSN, in a statement, said that Moroccan judicial police had opened an investigation, prior to the release of the video, after authorities found the 34-year old victim in a serious condition in Rabat.
The press release added that the victim died on June 11 after complications from theinjuries she suffered during the rape.
The mother of the victim said that her daughter was raped at night. “One of the passersby filmed the incident, but no no dared to help,” said the grieving mother.
“If they were really men men, two or three people should have trapped him and helped her instead of watching him raping her,” the mother added.
“When I went to the hospital, I found out that my daughter is dead. I was at my sister’s in Sale and did not know what happened to my daughter.”
The mother said that the killer hit her daughter on the head with a hammer.
She added that the murderer had also marked her daughter’s body with a screwdriver.
The mother said that the 56-year old year old killer has been threatening her daughter over a period of time and that he used to take her with him by force.
“If I reported him, he would have killed me as well. He attacked people at their houses in Mellah,” she said.
The mother said that she lost her daughter. “I am sick, I don’t sleep, and I don’t eat anymore.”
“I am asking King Mohammed VI to intervene. I want the killer to face death penalty or to die in prison,” she said.
Reports say that the killer forcibly penetrated the victim using objects such as a bottle..
“He used to threaten her. He has been sexually assaulting her for a long time. I could not do anything, he threatened to make a scar on her face,” the mother said.
Morocco has witnessed several shocking rape cases in recent years. Cases of sexual harassment and violence against women are also prevalent.
One of the cases that made international headlines and fueled the activism of national and international NGOs was of Khadija, a teenager who was allegedly kidnapped, raped, held in captivity, and forcibly tattooed last summer.
A report issued by the King’s Attorney General, Mohamed Abdel Nabawi in 2018 said that there were over 1,600 rape cases reported in 2017.