Husband tries to kill wife

3/3/10

A Saudi husband in his 40s failed in his attempt to kill his wife after he tied her up and tried to hang her from a noose from the ceiling last week. The victim had just given birth five days before the attack. The man took his three children to an isolated room so he could kill his wife without them watching. The wife, with no power to defend herself, was left with no choice but to scream for help. Just as the husband was about to hang her, his father broke the apartment door down and stormed in to rescue her. The husband works at a private sector company in Makkah. According to relatives, the man has suffered from depression in the past year that has changed his behavior completely. Some of the family members blamed his bad nature on black magic. The wife is now staying with her family with the newly born daughter.

See: http://arabnews.com/saudiarabia/article24760.ece