A woman died in a Beirut hospital early Wednesday due to injuries she suffered when her husband allegedly beat her repeatedly with a pressure cooker, a security source told The Daily Star.


Mohammad al-Nhaily reportedly used the kitchen appliance to strike Manal al-Assi, a teacher, after a quarrel turned violent. The incident took place in front of their two daughters, Tala and Sara, while in their home in the Beirut neighborhood of Tariq al-Jadideh, the source said.


According to Assi’s brother, the neighbors heard the couple’s screams and called the local police station, only to be told by security personnel there that they couldn’t interfere in a family matter.


After beating Assi, Nhaily wrapped her in a carpet and tried to hide his crime, the brother told The Daily Star. But neighbors and members of Assi’s family who live nearby broke into the house and rushed her to nearby Makassed Hospital. [Link]