Husband sets Pregnant woman on fire for refusing to abort

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A five-month pregnant Lebanese woman who was beaten and set on fire by her husband has died in hospital,

It was gathered that the 21-year-old Hana Mohammed Khodor, died on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, after 11 days of fighting for her life in a hospital in northern Tripoli, Lebanon’s second-largest city.

Hana was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, suffering full body burns, after her husband set her on fire using the house gas cylinder.

According to reports, Khodor’s husband identified as A.A., set her ablaze because she refused to have an abortion.

A.A. was said to have not wanted the child to avoid extra financial burdens, with he and his wife from poor backgrounds. The couple already have two children.

A doctor from Al-Salam Hospital in Tripoli earlier told the media that Khodor was admitted on August 6, after “suffering of 100 percent body burns.”

“The baby died and we had to operate on her to remove the fetus. Her chances of survival are very bleak.”

A family friend, Abdul Rahman Haddad, said Lebanese Internal Security Forces has arrested the husband, who had been planning to flee the country.