A woman was found dead Thursday night, victim of multiple stab wounds at her home in Melun (Seine-et-Marne). His companion killed himself by throwing himself out of a window, we learned this Friday from police sources. The Melun prosecutor's office has opened an investigation for intentional homicide by spouse, entrusted to the police station of the city.

Around 22:30 p.m., rescuers discovered that a 45-year-old man had defenestrated himself from the 8th floor of a building, according to a police source. Inside his apartment, they found the body of the woman, stabbed eleven times, police sources say.

The number of femicides increased by 20% in France in 2021 compared to the previous year, with 122 women killed by their spouse or ex-spouse, compared to 102 in 2020, according to figures from the Ministry of the Interior.

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