It’s the harrowing moment a pregnant woman desperately tries to jump from the second-floor window of an apartment block – allegedly to escape the clutches of her demon husband.
Horrifying footage shows the woman putting her foot on the window, before her husband pulls her head, as he drives her back to the apartment in Brazil.
A second clip shows the mum-of-one – who is 10 weeks pregnant – leaning backwards at the window, before her allegedly abusive husband pulls her towards him as they try to close the window. struggle while trying.
Neighbors called the police who arrested the 32-year-old husband, after a disturbing incident was recorded Saturday in the city of Rio de Janeiro, a Brazilian news outlet reported. G1.
After reportedly finding out that his 35-year-old wife had written a note asking for help and thrown it out the window, he became enraged – but according to G1, he told officials that the argument was “just a couple battle of”.
The woman told the outlet that her husband had repeatedly beaten her during their two-year relationship, and that he threatened her and her four-year-old son from a previous relationship.
She reportedly jumped out the window in May to try to get away from her husband’s alleged abuse, but was hopeful that would change.
He told G1: “He was jealous and very possessive. He just wouldn’t let me on the street for work. I lost my job too.”
“When he attacked me, I was scared and couldn’t function.
“I made excuses because I stayed indoors.
“We always believed that the person could change, but over time the aggression continues. And it only gets worse.
“I didn’t have the guts. I was ashamed.”
Superintendent of Police Fernandes Fernandes says that neighbors who witnessed the incident may have saved the woman’s life.
“Probably if the neighbors (had not called the police), had not filmed it, the victim would not have survived,” Fernandes said.
How you can get help:
Women’s Aid has this advice for victims and their families:
- Always keep your phone close by.
- Contact the charity for support, including services like the Women’s Aid live chat helpline and supportline.
- If you are in danger, call 999.
- Familiarize yourself with the silent solution, report abuse without talking on the phone, dial “55” instead.
- Keep some money with you at all times, including a pay phone or change in bus fares.
- If you suspect that your partner is about to attack you, try to move to a less risky area of the home – for example, where there is a walkway and access to a telephone.
- Avoid kitchens and garages, where knives or other weapons are likely to be found. Avoid rooms where you may become trapped, such as the bathroom, or where you may be locked in a closet or other small space.
If you are a victim of domestic abuse, Supportline is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays on 01708 765200 from 6 pm to 8 pm. The charity’s email support service is open on weekdays and weekends during the crisis – [email protected]
woman provides a live chat service – Available daily from 10 am to 6 pm.
You can also call the 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.
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