The parents of the twins who on February 21 fell from the balcony of their house in sallent (Barcelona) have issued a statement in which they appreciate the expressions of solidarity towards the family and in which they specify that his deceased daughter “was not called Ivan, her name was Alana”.

The youngest, 12 years old, had commented a few weeks before to her sister leilathat remains hospitalized in intensive careand people from his circle of friends who had decided to change his name to Iván and start a gender change, which led him to be teased at his institute, something that their parents were unaware.

Despite this, the reminder that the family delivered at the funeral held last Sunday included both namesas a sign of respect for the will of the minor.

In a statement sent now to The vanguardthe parents of the twins indicate that, out of respect “for the privacy and memory of their daughters” and in order not to hinder the judicial and police investigation, “they will not make statements for the moment” and if they do, it will be through press releases. his lawyer.

They also express their willingness to not turn the death of his daughter into “a media circus”nor that there is “a political flag of any color” for this case.

In a first report sent to the Manresa (Barcelona) court investigating the case, the Mossos d’Esquadra point to that the minor’s suicide could be due to multifactorial causess, including gender identity issues and bullying.

Mural in honor of the Sallent twins.

Specialists point out that deaths by suicide never have a single trigger, but are the result of psychological, biological and social factors that have treatment.

People with suicidal behavior and their relatives can receive help 24 hours a day by calling 112, the Telephone of Hope (717 00 37 17), the suicidal behavior attention number 024 or 061 Salut Respon.

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