This is the moment a pregnant woman tries to throw herself out of her flat window while allegedly being assaulted by her partner.
The incident was filmed by a neighbour in the city of Duque de Caxias in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area on 14th September.
The suspect was arrested by the police later the same day.
According to the news site G1, Vitor Batista, 32, who works as a welder and cab driver, assaulted his three-month pregnant partner in their home, and she tried to jump from her flat window to escape – and it was not the first time.
The woman, Maria Jose, 35, told the local authorities that she was beaten regularly by her partner during their two-year relationship.
In May this year, she tried to throw herself from their flat window during one alleged beating, and she reportedly tried the same again on Tuesday.
The incident was filmed by neighbours, leading to the man’s arrest.
Maria Jose said: “He is very jealous and possessive, he wouldn’t let me go out on the street.”
The day before she tried to jump from the window, the mother-to-be threw an SOS note out of the window asking for help. Vitor saw it and threatened to kill her, according to G1.
Police spokeswoman Fernanda Fernandes da Deam said: “She said she has been suffering attacks during the last week… today, the row continued and the suspect assaulted her again.
“She even tried to throw herself out of the window again to escape the violence.
“If the neighbours didn’t film the incident and report it, the victim may not have survived.”
The victim said: “We always believe a person can change, but the aggression continued over time… and it only got worse. I didn’t have the courage (to leave him), I was ashamed.”
The investigation is ongoing.