THIS is the disturbing moment a pregnant woman desperately tried to jump from the second floor window of an apartment block – allegedly in a bid to escape the clutches of her monster husband.
Horrifying footage shows the woman place her leg over the window before her spouse appears to pull her head as he hauls her back into the apartment in Brazil.
Footage shows the pregnant woman trying to jump out the window of an apartment[/caption]
Another clip shows her leaning backwards out of the window as her spouse hauls her back in[/caption]
A second clip shows the mum-of-one – who is 10-weeks pregnant – leaning backwards over the window sill before her allegedly abusive husband pulls her towards him as they struggle while he tries to close the window.
After recording the disturbing incident on Saturday in the town Rio de Janeiro, neighbours phoned the police who arrested the 32-year-old husband, reports the Mail.
He reportedly became angry after discovering that his wife, 35, had written a note asking for help and thrown it out the window – but according to Brazilian news outlet G1, he told authorities that the argument was “just a couple’s fight”.
The woman told the outlet she had been repeatedly beaten by her husband of two years throughout their relationship, and that he had threatened her and her four-year-old son, from a previous relationship.
She reportedly jumped out of the window in May to try to get away from her husband’s alleged abuse, but continued to hope he would change.
“He was jealous and very possessive. He wouldn’t let me go out on the street, just for work. I even lost my job,” she told G1.
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“When he attacked me, I was scared and couldn’t work.
“I made up excuses because I stayed indoors.
“We always believed that the person can change, but the aggression continues over time. And it only gets worse.
“I didn’t have the courage. I was ashamed.”
Police superintendent Fernanda Fernandes says the neighbours who saw the incident unfold may have saved the woman’s life.
“Maybe if the neighbours hadn’t (called the police), filmed it, the victim would not have survived,” Fernandes said.
The man can be seen trying to close the window after pulling his wife back inside[/caption]
HOW YOU CAN GET HELP:
Women's Aid has this advice for victims and their families:
- Always keep your phone nearby.
- Get in touch with charities for help, including the Women’s Aid live chat helpline and services such as SupportLine.
- If you are in danger, call 999.
- Familiarise yourself with the Silent Solution, reporting abuse without speaking down the phone, instead dialing “55”.
- Always keep some money on you, including change for a pay phone or bus fare.
- If you suspect your partner is about to attack you, try to go to a lower-risk area of the house – for example, where there is a way out and access to a telephone.
- Avoid the kitchen and garage, where there are likely to be knives or other weapons. Avoid rooms where you might become trapped, such as the bathroom, or where you might be shut into a cupboard or other small space.
If you are a victim of domestic abuse, SupportLine is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm to 8pm on 01708 765200. The charity’s email support service is open weekdays and weekends during the crisis – [email protected]
Women’s Aid provides a live chat service – available every day from 10am-6pm.
You can also call the freephone 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.
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