A 43-year-old Muslim migrant named Abdul Barati has been accused by police, neighbors and witnesses of locking his wife in the bedroom of their home, setting the house on fire, and standing idly by as she screamed and begged for her life.
That’s according to the Daily Mail, reporting from the neigborhood of Guilford in Sydney.
“Neigbours looked on in horror as Ms. Barati, 30, screamed in vain and banged on the bedroom window.”
She died, after trying to extinguish flames using sink water.
More from the Daily Mail:
“According to reports, Barati attempted to put out the blaze using water from a tap and told neighbours to call fire crews.
“Emergency services found Barati and the couple’s two sons, aged six and nine, on the front lawn outside the property, which was well alight when they responded to numerous triple zero calls about 3:35 a.m.
“Ms Barati’s body was found inside the house after the blaze was extinguished.”
The husband, meanwhile, was charged with murder in Fairfield Local Court.
The Daily Mail goes on:
“A close friend, who asked not to be named said: ‘She (Ms Barati) loved her boys so much. She was amazing.’