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Husband, in-laws beat up pregnant wife in Tripoli

A general view of Tripoli coastal line, Tuesday, July 12, 2011. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)

BEIRUT: A pregnant woman was severely beaten Friday morning by her husband and his relatives in the northern city of Tripoli over losing a water bill, security sources told The Daily Star.

Two-month and a half pregnant Fatima al-Nashar, was beaten by her husband Bilal Sultan, his brother Othman and her mother-in-law Naimeh Kasha, the sources said.

The sources added that her in-laws and husband attacked her for allegedly losing a water bill.

Nashar was admitted to a local hospital in Tripoli.

The hospital said later during the day that she is in a stable condition and that the embryo is fine.

 

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