A 53 year old Spanish woman, Amaya Egana took her own life by jumping out of her sixth story balcony pursuant to being forced to relinquish her house to foreclosure after failing to make her financial arrears.
What though makes the woman’s death even more poignant is the fact that she decided to take it at the moment foreclosure agents had arrived at her home to take physical ownership of her home.
Having arrived at her house, agents were initially unable to enter as Amaya Egana declined to let agents in resulting in the agents then hiring a locksmith to gain access. That said when agents were able to eventually make their way into the house they came across the disturbing visage of Amaya Egana standing on a chair by the balcony at which point she decided to jump over.
It is understood although she survived the initial brunt of the fall she soon died as arriving paramedics were unable to save her life.
The suicide comes pursuant to a world financial crises that has seen many homeowners and financial institutions experiencing sizable losses and broad capitulation. It is thought that Amaya Egana’s decision to jump at the moment foreclosure agents arrived was an act of rebellion and martyrdom and to make it clear that the courts and banks had drove her to this action.
Then again one wonders if the woman’s death was in vain as banks have to date shown little empathy with people like Amaya Egana’s hostile situation as they go about the day to day task of amassing fortunes and cutting off those who hinder that process. That said one is compelled to wonder if financial entities aren’t nervously gauging society sentiment to such suicides as they continue as many would argue unabashedly abuse their powers and preempt the system for their own betterment at the expense of society…