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    In Mogadishu, a pregnant woman who was burned by her husband died from her injuries.

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    Somali Magazine – Luul Abdicasis, a worker at Mogadishu’s Aden Adde Airport, died tragically from burn wounds acquired while undergoing care at Digfeer hospital.

    Luul, who was six months pregnant at the time, was subjected to a horrendous act of violence committed by her husband, Sayed-Ali Maallin Daoud.

    The circumstances surrounding the incident remain unknown, and the reason for the attack has yet to be discovered.

    Reports imply that jealousy may have played a role, but a thorough investigation is already underway, led by Mogadishu security forces.

    Luul’s tragic death has left a shattered family. As a single mother, she had already raised six orphaned children from a previous relationship. Her spouse, Sayed-Ali Maallin Daoud, wedded her in only six month ago.

    According to Luul’s brother, Amadi Abdicasis, there were no known conflicts or problems between the pair.

    “We thought they were a happy couple. If there were any issues, we would have intervened to remedy them. “I am at a loss as to what could have been hidden between them,” Amadi Abdicasis said in a media statement just before Luul’s terrible death.

    Violence against women remains a major issue in Somalia, impacting women of all ages and social situations.

    Authorities initiate an inquiry, hoping to bring the culprit to justice for his horrible deeds. However, the case is not only about one individual’s violence; it shows the larger problem of gender inequity, detrimental cultural norms, and the urgent need for extensive legal reforms and support structures  to protect women from such violence.

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