The horrifying images of an Iraqi woman have caused an outraged on social media. A woman named Malak Haider al-Zubaidi, from Iraq was cruelly beaten by her husband. She was doused in petrol and lit on fire by her husband.
She was hospitalized in the hospital of Najaf. Malak wrote her pain on her hospital bed before dying from multiple organ failures caused by her burns. Malak has died in an Iraqi hospital on Saturday.
Her husband Mohammed Al Mayahli is a police officer. It is revealed that his father is a general in the family and he considered himself above the law.
Mohammed Al Mayahli brutally beat her and before dousing her in petrol she attacked her with a phone charging cable.
When he was exposed to a world he denied the charges and said that her wife was suffering from mental illness that’s why she set herself on fire.
He was called by the prosecution and currently under investigation along with his family. Malak’s family disclosed that her husband was very abusive to her. She was stopped to contact her family for eight-month. She was distressed.
Iraq’s penal code gives husbands the right to ‘discipline’ their wives and there are no laws that criminalize domestic violence. But the country’s constitution forbid all form of violence in the family.
Moreover, the Supreme Judicial Court said in a statement that Malak had submitted the formal complaint against her husband. In a complaint, she said that her husband brutally beat her which led her to burn herself.
But her mother said that all the fingers of Malak was burned and she was unable to sign any complaint. Her father-in-law signed the affidavit by telling the lawyers that he was her father.
An Iraqi lawyer revealed that he has seen hundreds of cases of domestic violence same as the Malak’ case. But no one got justice.
He tweeted: “During my work, I saw how girls blood was wasted. Hundreds of women were forced to commit suicide or were killed. By God, if not for social media, the minister and the governor of her case in our country would not have moved. You have no right but sympathy for you.”