A 25-year-old pregnant woman identified as Li was killed by her husband on Thursday, February 25, in Zhoukou city, Henan Province. On that fateful day, Li’s husband brutally beat her then slit her throat with a knife.
According to Dahe News, the couple had been married three years ago but it wasn’t a happy relationship. The victim was often subjected to brutal beating by her husband and in one case it was so severe that doctors suggested an abortion. The suspect has been taken into criminal detention, according to local police.
China enacted its first domestic violence law last year to address the growing rate of domestic violence. The law will finally come into effect on March 1, 2016