"She called me a few minutes before it all happened and screamed - 'I can't take this any longer, I'm leaving! He's hitting me, he won't let me leave, help!'"
"This isn't domestic violence: This is terror in the home."
The woman was brain-dead from Friday and succumbed to her injuries on Saturday night.
It is well known that the phenomenon of domestic violence cuts across the spectrum of society from rich to poor, religious to secular, Jew, Muslim and Christian.
Igor Chepikov was seen telling his friends that he had murdered his wife several days before reporting it to the police while visibly drunk.
Entering lockdown has become a sort of trap for victims of domestic abuse.
Increased social distancing together with financial stress have created a hotbed for domestic violence.
"I don't know what happened to me," the Ben Ami told police in an interrogation. Reports say he could not stop weeping.
The money allocated will fund an “action plan” already decided upon by a ministerial committee to combat domestic violence.
For the prime minister, this visit was apparently his first direct encounter with battered women, and he seemed genuinely shocked and even confused.