kuwait murder

In a domestic abuse case that is now going viral online, a Kuwaiti man killed his Saudi wife following a dispute, Al Qabas newspaper reported

The shocking murder took place on Friday in Kuwait's Al Reqqa area and saw the abusive husband shoot his wife after the couple had an argument.

According to a police source, the man turned himself in hours after the murder and confessed to his crime. 

Initial investigations into the case revealed the defendant had a long history of drug abuse. He also reportedly had a strained relationship with his wife and her family. 

The second case in two weeks...

The latest case of domestic abuse comes just two weeks after another very similar incident was reported in Kuwait.

In the last week of December 2017, a young Kuwaiti man murdered his pregnant Saudi wife after the couple had a heated argument in a parking lot.

The crime sent shockwaves across the country, sparking outrage on social media. 

The husband was arrested by authorities soon after he committed the crime and now faces charges in the horrific case.

According to police records, the defendant has a criminal history and was previously arrested on drug-related charges.

The case shocked people on social media

"For the second time, a drug addict husband murders his wife?!!"

Many were left speechless over the news

"There's no strength or power but in God."

The fight against domestic abuse in Kuwait

Many in the country are now courageously speaking out against all forms of domestic violence against women

Similar to countries across the Arab world, domestic abuse cases often go unreported in Kuwait. 

However, in recent years, women's rights activists have been raising awareness on the issue in the hope that this encourages women to report abusers at the first sign of violent behavior. 

In a statement to StepFeed last year, Rawan, a women's rights activist in Kuwait, said that many in the country are now courageously speaking out against all forms of domestic violence against women. 

She explained that social norms often deter women from reporting cases until it's too late. 

"We continue to work on several draft laws, urging our government to pass legislation that would secure better rights for women, calling on them to abolish several laws that put their lives at risk," she added at the time.